Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to raise funds for rescue centre

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IN TRAINING: Elaine is spending her time in Spain training for the challenging event

A 60-YEAR-OLD British woman has begun training for the gruelling 26-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks Run next year to raise money for the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales.

The brave attempt comes just months after Elaine Sissons completed a skydiving jump to celebrate her 60th birthday, raising €571 for the rescue centre in the process.

“Not content with throwing herself out of an aeroplane for us, she’s now going to do this mammoth run for us,” said rescue centre co-founder Sue Weeding.

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Elaine will tackle the mountains of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, which are collectively known as the Three Peaks and form part of the Pennine range in England.

Elaine lives in Leeds, England, but has a holiday home in Spain and is a long-time supporter of the rescue centre, even volunteering at centre’s La Zenia charity shop during her summer vacations. Sue said: “We just think it’s lovely that British residents who have holiday homes here in Spain are willing to support us, both by volunteering at our shops and by fundraising.”

Elaine is now actively fundraising for her run. Anyone wishing to support her can get in touch by emailing [email protected]

The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre now houses 96 horses, ponies and donkeys rescued from terrible situations of abuse and neglect. “It’s only via donations to our network of eight charity shops; donations of things like furniture, clothes and bric-a-brac, that we can generate enough money to keep it all going,” Sue said.

To make a donation or to volunteer in the shops, call Sue on 652 021 980. A pick-up service is available to collect large donated items such as furniture and each shop also offers a delivery service for large items purchased in-store.

Sue is also pleased to report that the Guadamar shop has now been reopened, after it was forced to close amid location difficulties. The store offers secondhand clothes, furniture and other bargains in Calle Cartagena, just up from the Eclipse Pub.

Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, located just outside Rojales at Partido Lo Garriga 59, opens to the public on the first Sunday of every month from 1pm to 4pm. For more details and directions, visit www.easyhorsecare.net

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