MANORLANDS supporters have scaled new heights to raise money for the hospice.

Nearly 90 people tackled a Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge.

Individuals, family groups and corporate teams took part in the event.

The iconic 24-mile route takes in the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, and amasses 5,000 feet of ascent.

So far the venture has coined-in more than £13,000 for the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice, with some sponsorship still to come in.

The challenge was organised by Manorlands’ Skipton support group.

Among those taking part were members Kelly Smith, Kim Jansen and Michelle Vann, who said it was a tiring but “fantastic” day.

Michelle said: “I have designer red stripes from the sun, blisters and missing toe nails, but I enjoyed every minute!

“My parents were cared for at Manorlands and I know they would have been really proud of us all.”

Other group members helped with checkpoints.

They included Jenny Baron, who said: “All the participants and volunteers were amazing.

“The mountain leaders and Keighley Raynet volunteers were especially fantastic – giving-up their time, sharing their expertise, keeping everyone safe and generally doing an outstanding job.”

Event lead was Molly Ralphson, a community fundraiser at Manorlands.

She pays tribute to everyone involved.

“Once again I am astounded by our supporters – their determination, spirit and ability to raise such an incredible amount for our hospice is inspiring,” she said.

“A massive thank-you must go to everyone who volunteered their time on the day to help.

“A special mention should be made of Skipton & Craven Rotary, which provided some experienced walkers at a checkpoint on Whernside; Tesco in Skipton, which supplied breakfast for everyone; Keelham Farm Shop, which donated fruit for the checkpoints, and Morrisons, which gave much-needed cake at the finish!

“And of course our Skipton Support Group, which organised the event that will help us to continue to provide specialist care to patients and their families, both at the hospice and in the community.”

She added that anyone who missed the event but would like to tackle the Three Peaks for Manorlands could take part in a Craven Leisure challenge on June 9 or a Sue Ryder Wheatfields walk on July 21.