Peaks boost ahead of awareness week

A team from distribution giant Superior Wellness has taken part in a 24-mile challenge climbing Yorkshire’s highest peaks to boost the funds of their national charity partner Fibromyalgia Action UK.

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.

Some of the 22-strong Superior Wellness team members completed the course in a record time as an organised event this year, in eight hours and 15 minutes. This effort has so far raised over £800 and there is still time to donate. The money raised will go directly to Fibromyalgia Action UK to help raise much needed funds and awareness.

“I am incredibly proud of everyone who took part;” said Superior Wellness Managing Director Rob Carlin; “Helping each other along the way as well as conquering fears and challenges. It was very challenging mentally and physically.

“We are overwhelmed with the generosity of donations to raise much needed funds for our national charity Fibromyalgia Action UK. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far; it is not too late to donate via our Just Giving link.

“We hope to raise awareness of the condition through the partnership, particularly amongst young people, as many may not even know what it is.”

Last year, a team of 39 from Superior Wellness took part in Tough Mudder and raised almost £3,000 for the charity.

“We really appreciate the effort, conviction, and time donated by the team at Superior Wellness,” said Chair of Fibromyalgia Action UK Des Quinn.

“I would like to thank them for their efforts. It is tremendous what they are doing, we really appreciate the funds you have raised and the awareness of fibromyalgia too.”

Since the partnership began in 2021 the Superior Wellness team have raised over £5,000 in a series of charity events to raise funds for Fibromyalgia Action UK, which will be running its annual awareness week from September 4 to 11.

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes persistent pain all over the body.  As well as widespread pain, other symptoms will include, but are not limited to, fatigue and non-refreshing sleep, and brain or fibro fog. 

Although there is currently no cure for fibromyalgia, there are treatments to help relieve some of the symptoms and make the condition easier to live with.  Hydrotherapy and relaxing in warm water are a great way for those suffering with the condition to find some potential respite. Routine soaks can also help relieve stress which is another that can make symptoms more intense. 

Superior Wellness will be hosting a cake sale on Friday, September 9, to raise additional funds, and will be promoting the charity all week during the awareness event.

“We are delighted to be working closely with Fibromyalgia Action UK for a second year and supporting the national awareness week,” said Head of Marketing Sarah Elphick.

“We have a number of customers who have fibromyalgia and have told us that a nice soak in a hot tub has helped them. The warm water and the hydrotherapy from the jets can make a difference.

“We hope to raise awareness of the condition through the partnership, particularly amongst young people, as many may not even know what it is.”

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