A team of intrepid fundraisers pulled on their sturdiest walking shoes as they tackled a three peaks challenge to raise more than £2,000.
The group of seven (Holly Pye, Sarah Wilson, Conrad Bos, Scott Parry, Heidi O’Dowd, Louise Miller and Bernard Verburg), who all work for the Bury St Edmunds-based company Bosta UK, decided to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.
The group, who completed the 24-mile route, which included 1,585m of ascent, within their 12-hour target, raised a grand total of £2,104.30 for the charity, which cares for those across West Suffolk, and Thetford, in the final chapters of their lives.
Team member Sarah Wilson said: “We did all really enjoy it and it was really nice to be able to do it as a team. Throughout the whole day, there were times that we all struggled, but because we were all doing it together we were able to help each other along.”
Having started their challenge at 6.30am, the group, who walked the distance in reverse, took on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, which form part of the Pennine range in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
“As well as being able to do something together as a team, it was also our chance to be able to raise funds for a local charity. A lot of us have had connections with the hospice, both past and present, so for us, it was really important to be able to raise the funds,” added Sarah.
Bosta UK also paid for all of the group’s expenses including travel and accommodation.
Charlie De-Moore, the hospice’s events fundraiser, said: “We are so grateful to the Bosta team for their efforts. They certainly didn’t pick an easy challenge and to complete it in 12-hours is fantastic.
“The money they have raised will make a big difference to the charity and the people we support across the area.”
Pictured above are some of the Bosta team who took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.