Team EyUpBen visited Fieldhead in Wakefield on Friday 5 October to reveal the total amount of money raised for our charity after they took on the challenging Yorkshire Three Peaks in honour of their friend.
EyUpBen is a fundraising charity event in memory of Ben Rowntree who sadly took his own life in 2017. On 23 June 2018, Ben’s team mates and friends from Kettlethorpe Rugby League team completed a sponsored walk of the Yorkshire Three Peaks carrying 14 stone in weight between them to signify carrying his burdens.
The team raised a massive £11,130 for our charity EyUp!, which provides funding for facilities, sport and activities for mental health service users and carers across Yorkshire.
They also attended a private memorial in the hospital’s ‘Caring Garden’ where they planted a tree and sited a plaque as a lasting memorial for Ben.