Scarborough man Robert Platt takes on Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for children's charity

Robert Platt, 59, from Eastfield, is taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in June, to raise money for Martin House Children's Hospice.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 4:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 4:38 pm
Robert Platt.

Mr Platt decided he wanted to do something to help people at the end of last year, after seeing so many people struggling through the pandemic.

With the help of his fiancée, Julie, they decided to support Martin House Hospice, which is a charity that helps children and young people with life limiting conditions to live a full life. They also offer end of life care, and support to families in bereavement.

Mr Platt said: “I have done the The Three Peaks before, but that was 15 years ago.

Robert Platt has been training every weekend for his challenge.

“It is the first time I have done something like this for charity.

“The challenge on June 15 is being organised by Kuta Outdoors, so there will be 14 other people in the group, but I haven’t met any of them yet.”

Mr Platt, who is a machine operator at Osprey Plastics in Eastfield, has been training consistently since the start of the year, going out every weekend walking with Julie, who isn't taking part in the challenge, but has been supporting him throughout.

He said: “We have just been staying locally up to now, because of Covid restrictions.

“I devised my own training plan, and have made sure we get out every Saturday and Sunday.

“Julie has been very supportive in joining me on the walks and we have just started to go further afield.

“I am feeling confident, and I have raised £530 of my £1,000 target, people have been so generous and supportive, everyone from friends and neighbours to local businesses.”

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