A GROUP of fundraising heroes are supporting a friend in an unusual way - as they plan on doing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge three times in the space of 24 hours.

Lee Hatfield, 38, Daniel Staves, 36, Nathan Cox, 36, and Jordan Bond, 33, plan on taking on this incredible challenge in July to raise funds for the charity Sands.

Together they will run a total of 75 miles, with 17,000ft of elevation, as they support the charity which helps with families who lose a child.

Lee told the Chronicle: “Well we’re all ultra runners anyway - I’ve just completed a 100km at Snowdon.

“So we’re nervous, but quite pumped for it - I think the heat is going to be the big thing on the day.

“Me and my partner have had five miscarriages so when he told me about this I was happy to support.”

Lee previously took on the four-by-four-by-48 ‘David Goggins’ challenge in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK in 2021 - which saw him run four miles every four hours for two days.

He and his friends have a group chat, where they share their ‘silly challenge ideas’ which is where Jordan first shared the idea.

Jordan added: “Between Christmas 2021 and Christmas 2022 we unfortunately went through three pregnancy losses.

“It was during these difficult moments that I found a love for running - running three laps of the Yorkshire Three Peaks will be the furthest distance any of us have run to date.

“When I mentioned the idea to Dan, Lee and Nathan there was no hesitation from them signing up.

“Running the event to help raise money for Sands was a no-brainer - by supporting this charity, we are playing a crucial role in sustaining the support network that so many rely on during difficult times.”