Whether you have a cause close to your heart or you are inspired by a charity to start fundraising, the efforts that go into it are epic. When you think of the hours an individual or team put into training and what their bodies go through if it’s a sporting endeavour, it’s just inspiring.

And Oswestry based Lenny Worthing knows all about supporting local charities. Lenny has been fundraising for charities for over 20 years as well as doing some volunteering, with his last fundraiser back in October last year for Hope House. The event saw Lenny and a team of around 30 people doing a firewalk.

For those brave enough to commit to the firewalk, there were some stages to complete before the finale. Starting with empowerment seminars, glass walking and then ‘The Arrow Break’ (break an arrow with your throat). All of this was to help people to step out of one comfort zone ready for the firewalk. All of this being organised by Lenny.

Reflecting on the firewalk, Lenny says, “Knowing that the heat you’re about to walk on is around 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, is mind boggling! It was one of the best things I’ve organised, and we raised £8986.72. So, a big thank you all who took part.”

For 2024, Lenny has a brand-new challenge. And it’s just a hair raising as last year’s! This year, Lenny is supporting local charity ‘Connect For Life’, that does great work supporting people with memory loss or dementia. Something that can touch a lot of families.

Located in Oswestry, Connect For Life provides day care support for older people by offering a safe place where people can meet, in a welcoming environment. Carers of people suffering with memory loss or dementia are able to take a few hours respite. So, an important service for both patient and carer.

To raise money, this July, Lenny will be hiking up 24 peaks in 48 hrs and is asking for donations no matter how small – everything is gratefully received.

The 24 peaks:

  1. ​Rossett Pike Elevation: 651 m
  2. Tongue Head Elevation: 656 m
  3. Allan Crags Elevation: 785 m
  4. Great End Elevation: 910 m
  5. Ill Crag Elevation: 935 m
  6. Scafell Pike Elevation: 978 m

7  Esk Pike Elevation: 885 m

  1. Bowfell Elevation: 902 m
  2. Crinkle Crags Elevation: 859 m
  3. Long Top Elevation: 931 m
  4. Cold Pike Elevation: 701 m
  5. Pike O’Blisco Elevation: 705 m
  6. Snarker Pike Elevation: 664 m
  7. Raven Crag Elevation: 461 m
  8. Red Screes Elevation: 776 m
  9. Middle Dodd Elevation: 654 m
  10. Little Hart Crag Elevation: 822 m
  11. Dove Crag Elevation: 792 m
  12. Hart Crag Elevation: 822 m
  13. Scrubby Crag Elevation: 822 m
  14. Fairfield Elevation: 873 m
  15. Great Rigg Elevation: 766 m
  16. Heron Pike Elevation: 612 m
  17. Stone Arthur Elevation: 503m

If there are local businesses who would like to sponsor a Peak and help a great cause, they will be given some exposure in return.

“I will be showing all the businesses that have sponsored me on my Facebook charity page along with any photos or information the business would like (website links).

Each business will be printed on the t-shirt I wear for my hike,” Lenny says.

“The business who sponsors me the most money will receive a small trophy as a thank you, and I will wear a t-shirt printed with their logo on for press photos after the event.”

A big thank you goes out to Mike and the team at W&M Agricultrural Engineering, the first business to sponsor Lenny.

To make a donation, visit: www.justgiving.com/page/william-worthing-26072024?