School trust staff tackle Three Peaks for children’s charity

Staff from Wellspring Academy Trust’s head office in Barnsley have walked their way to more than £2,500 for charity.

The team of colleagues, including Wellspring Academy Trust’s chief executive Mark Wilson, recently completed the demanding Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, a route comprising 24 miles and 1585m of ascent which takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

The challenge was organised to raise cash for The Rainbow Trust, a charity which supports families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness, providing a broad range of emotional and/or practical support.

Lorraine Ford, Wellspring Academy Trust’s finance officer and organiser of the walk, said: ‘We became aware of the excellent work that the Rainbow Trust does to support families who are having to deal with the emotional and practical challenges of having children who have very serious illnesses, and wanted to help. We are delighted to have been able to support their work and we thank everyone who sponsored us.”

Wellspring Academy Trust manages 25 schools across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, and believes in treating all pupils with ‘unconditional positive regard,’ ensuring that they are supported and valued throughout their school career.