On Friday 12th May 2017, our business owner (Jamie Paul) will be taking part in the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge for Cancer Research UK in memory of his Father, Alan Paul.
Plant Pots Direct are going to donate a percentage of any sales made on Friday 12th May 2017 to Cancer Research UK throwing our full support behind everyone taking part in the walk for such a worthy cause.
So, if you are planning to make a purchase you can be assured that part of price you are paying will be going direct to the Charity, for thank you in advance.
In 2007 Jamie decided he wanted to do a sponsored ‘Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge’ in memory of his Father (Alan Paul) who sadly died of Cancer when Jamie was just 4 years old.
The event took place on Saturday 12th May 2007, starting with a wet cold morning and finishing with glorious sunshine taking Jamie 10 hours 50 minutes from start to finish.
In total, Jamie managed to raise £1400 in memory of his father – Which was very special at the time for all involved and was a figure raised for Cancer Research UK.
This year marks the 10th anniversary since the first challenge, so for Jamie to walk the same route again exactly 10 years later with his 8-year-old son, Alex, by his side is something Jamie and the team are looking forward to, if we can raise a little bit of money at the same time it would be a bonus.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 25-miles long, and includes 5,200ft (1,585m) of ascent, it’s a route covered my many walkers each year, some choosing to complete a peak at a time and a popular event for charity walks, anyone who has completed the challenge previously knows how hard it can be.
If you like to see the progress of the day, a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/just4alan) has been setup, where updates will be posted throughout the day, including; timestamps, photos, videos and maybe even a live stream (depending of phone signal).
Anyone wishing to make a personal sponsorship can use the Just Giving page - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Justforalan