Three members of the Tees Valley Youth Orchestra will take on the challenge to walk up the Yorkshire Three Peaks in an effort to raise money for the upcoming tour to New York in 2019 where they are looking to perform at Carnegie Hall. This tour, understandably, raises huge financial implications for the Youth Orchestra and its members therefore several sponsorship campaigns and fundraising drives have been established in the hopes of reaching the target of £30,000 by June 2019: An ambitious goal but an achievable one, especially given the motivation from staff and students alike to perform at one of the most prestigious concert venues in the world .
Ivan, George and Patrick, who play trumpet, french horn and trombone respectively, have accepted this challenge which will take them at least two days to complete.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks, which form part of the Pennine range, are the hills of Whernside (728m), Ingleborough (723m) and Pen-y-ghent (697m) and are the three tallest peaks in Yorkshire. They encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The challenge is not the first Ivan, George and Patrick have embarked on. Last winter the trio busked in freezing snow in the centre of Middlesbrough so this year they decided they wanted to do something more physically challenging.
A fundraising page, set up by the Friends of Tees Valley Youth Orchestra has already exceeded their original target of £900 and has reached an impressive total of £1383. The page is still live so if you would like to donate whatever you can to this event please click here.
All the sponsorship money raised across all campaigns and platforms will go to funding the once-in-a-lifetime tour to New York.