Once again this year, May and June saw hundreds of supporters come together to climb the UK’s highest mountains across two separate events to raise a massive £262,045 for Railway Children.

In May, a record-breaking 138 supporters donned their walking boots and spent 24 hours climbing Yorkshire’s three highest mountains – Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. And, in a drizzly and chilly weekend in June, 171 more supporters tackled Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis.

Together, the events raised a staggering £262,045 to enable Railway Children to continue changing the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

Every pound raised brings hope and a future to children alone and at risk across India, Tanzania and the UK. Children like 11-year-old Denis from Tanzania, who ran away from abuse from his stepmother only to face more danger on the streets. Railway Children family workers were able to support Denis and help reunite him with his mother, where he is now thriving. But there are many more children still waiting for help. It’s these children who inspire participants to come back, year after year, to complete the Three Peaks challenges.

The events were once again sponsored by Angel Trains (Yorkshire Three Peaks) and Porterbrook (Three Peaks by Rail) without whom, the events simply could not go ahead.

“Porterbrook is proud to continue sponsoring the Railway Children Three Peaks by Rail challenge,” said Mary Grant, CEO of Porterbrook. “It’s a tough event to complete, but those taking part always feel immense pride when they reach the peak of Ben Nevis, knowing their endurance and perseverance has helped the charity continue its mission to end street life for children everywhere.”

For more information and to sign up next year, visit www.railwaychildren.org.uk/events