The Youth Hostel Associatoin’s Breaks for Kids fund for disadvantaged children is benefiting thanks to the efforts of three
generous local men who have raised £800 for the good cause.
Pete Denton, Dan Maskery and Kev Wagstaff decided to support the fund by running the Liverpool half marathon last weekend alongside over 8,000 other people.
Pete and Dan, who live in Matlock and Kev, from Darley Dale, finished the half marathon in similar times of around two hours with Dan coming in first at 1 hr 53 mins.
Pete said, “We chose Breaks for Kids as our charity because we wanted to help children who are less fortunate than our own.”
All three men are actively involved in local sports, with Pete and Dan playing football for Rowsley 86 and Kev, or ‘Waggy’ as he is known, is their team manager and also Dan’s father-in-law.
Previously they have taken part in the YHA’s annual six-a- side tournament, which also raises much needed funds for Breaks for Kids and takes place each summer at Cavendish Fields.
Karen Frampton, fundraising manager for YHA (England and Wales) which is based on Dimple Road in Matlock, said: “YHA is heavily reliant upon the support of our friends and supporters to do much of our charitable work.
“Breaks for Kids is an initiative of which we are immensely proud and we enjoy seeing young people from disadvantaged backgrounds being included and inspired as they take part in their group residential adventure with their peers.
“It is fantastic what the threemen have done and we are grateful for their efforts.”