14 of our amazing staff are taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks this September for their chosen charities.
The 24-mile challenge, which includes summiting Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough is usually completed in under twelve hours. Each member of the team takes the challenge in order to raise money for individual charities close to their hearts. We are helping to get the fund-raising efforts started by donating £50 to each cause.
Proud of our Yorkshire roots, this is the perfect challenge to top up our charity efforts and ethos so far, which have also seen donations towards the cleaning and restoration of forgotten Victoria Cross heroes’ graves as well as supporting York Rescue Boat, First York Boccia and The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. The causes being supported by this endeavour include Tourette’s Action UK, Cardiac Risk in the Young and the Bexley Wing, Oncology, Ward J96, at St James’ Hospital.
Daniel Peterkin, security team leader, said “I have chosen to raise money for Tourette’s Action UK due to my son having just received a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome and knowing first-hand the difficulties this syndrome raises for both children and parents. Sadly, there is no government funding towards support for sufferers or families despite TS affecting 1 in 10 people – so it is my aim to help raise much needed funds and hopefully help to raise the profile of TA and the great work that they do!”
Ian Crawford added “We are proud of our team’s enthusiastic and dedicated approach to this challenge. I have no doubt they will train hard and do their best for each charity involved. Hopefully, we can raise enough funds to help each in the amazing and valuable work they do.”
Good luck to all the team! The challenge is set for 26 September 2021. To find out more and donate to a cause please visit https://www.threepeakschallenge.net/244045/gough-and-kelly-charity-walk
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