A TEAM of 10 colleagues are preparing to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks in support of the North East Autism Society.

Isla Walls, who works for Cleardata UK Ltd, in Blyth, is helping to coordinate the challenge, which will be completed by 10 of her workmates in April, and says the team was inspired to take on the three peaks in aid of NEAS as they "love what NEAS stands for".

The route is a gruelling 24-miles, which includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent, across the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. And the team is hoping to complete the challenge in just 12 hours.

"We found out about NEAS through one of our employee's partners, who works for the charity's fundraising department," Isla says.

We love what NEAS stands for and the things that they do to support autistic people, which is why we've raised money for NEAS through previous sponsored events.

Cleardata has previously raised funds for NEAS by holding in-house events such as a raffle and a guess the baby quiz.

The team is aiming to raise a minimum of £500 in donations. You can support their efforts by visiting their JustGiving page at the link below.

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