5th Dec, 2016

Employees put their best foot forward to complete Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge

Sarah Mason 13th Jul, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

ENERGETIC employees from Henley-in-Arden have helped raise £1,300 for charity by climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

The ten-strong team put their best foot forward and took on a grueling 24-mile hike in a bid to conquer the challenging terrain of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in aid of Help for Heroes.

The team completed their hike and 5,200ft climb in 11 hours and 23 minutes.

Jonathan Daines, CEO of lettingaproperty.com, said: “We wanted to kick start our fundraising efforts with an activity that would not only push everyone to the limit, physically, but would also be enjoyable, fun and a great bonding experience for the team.

“As an online business, much of our day is spent behind the computer screen helping our 11,000+ landlords to find tenants more cost effectively than a high street agent.

“We therefore wanted to take part in an activity where we could escape the indoors completely and head for a location that would take us outside of our comfort zone yet would inspire and motivate us.

“We decided on Help for Heroes as a charity because our soldiers and military personnel are among the most motivated and inspiring individuals, and so we wanted to give back to those who have risked and given their lives for us.

“All money raised will be used in a variety of ways including purchasing equipment for those with life-changing injuries and rehabilitation support.”

For more or to donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lettingaproperty or text LAPP66 £1, £2, £5 or £10 to 70070.