THREE children took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in memory of their beloved uncle.

The Miners siblings, ten-year-old Thomas, Molly, nine and Arthur, eight, had the support and encouragement of their mum and dad, Louise and Ben, and grandparents Carolyn and Paul Rasbeary, as they scaled Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough during their Easter holidays.

Having been woken up at 5.30am with the aim of completing the challenge within 12 hours, they managed to finish the 25-mile walk in a fantastic 11 hours and 36 minutes.

The Richmond youngsters took on the challenge to raise as much money and awareness as they could for Blood Cancer UK in memory of their uncle, Stuart Rasbeary, who died in 2017 after he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.




Stuart, who served in the Army Air Corp, was only 35 when he died. He loved Yorkshire and anything outdoors and adventurous, so this was the perfect challenge for them to take on for him.

The children’s grandma and Stuart’s mum, Carolyn Rasbeary joined them for Pen-y-ghent and Whernside, and their mum and dad took on all three peaks with them.

They really wanted to complete the challenge as a team, but Mrs Miners had to send them on ahead at the end of Ingleborough as she didn’t want them to have come that far and not complete it in the time.

Mr Miners carried on with them and said the last four miles felt gruelling, but he was very impressed with the pure determination and perseverance the children all showed. They were there at the end to cheer their mum in, and she made it just within the 12 hours.

“When the walk got tough, we thought of the reason we were taking on the challenge in the first place,” said Mr Miners. “Stuart showed incredible strength and bravery throughout his treatment and we wanted to honour his memory.”

The children, who were rewarded for their remarkable effort with a well deserved pizza and some fish and chips, also raised £42 for The Yorkshire Peak Project by selling little bags of chocolate goodies for £1 each.

For the charity, the children have raised £1,415 so far, and donations can still be made at the website