Sheffield Wednesday striker encourages fans to tackle Yorkshire’s Three Peaks Challenge

Sheffield Wednesday striker Sam Winnall has urged fans to take the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge this May.

Winnall was showing his support for Sheffield’s St. Luke’s Hospice and the club’s Community Foundation.

The former Barnsley hitman, who signed for the Owls in January, has encouraged fans to sign up for the challenge in order to raise money for the only hospice in the city, along with the other causes supported by the club.

Winnall said: “We want Sheffield Wednesday fans to challenge themselves to walking 24 miles over the three peaks of Yorkshire.

“It’s not an easy day but you will know that every step you take will be making a massive difference to the lives of St Luke’s patients and the organisations supported by the Sheffield Wednesday Community Foundation.”

Pen-y-ghent shrouded in cloud. Would you hike up this for charity? Copyright John Lucas / Creative Commons 

The challenge takes place on 20th May, and involves hardy participants racing to walk to the top of three Yorkshire hills inside 12 hours. They tackle Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, at the head of the Ribble Valley.

Anyone interested in taking part is required to pay £30 and commit to raising £300 in sponsorship. To book a place contact Jack Kidder, Fundraising Manager at the hospice, on 0114 2357594 or email:

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