Team Balmers took part in the 24 mile Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge as part of fundraising events for our chosen charity of 2021 - Pendleside Hospice, Burnley.
Our team of seven embarked on the 24.5 mile trek and managed to complete the challenge within 10 hours. The hike involved a 2,153m climb (in total), covering Peny-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough which are all set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The team members were: Jo Balmer-Smith, David Stanworth, Gareth Davies, Leah Kershaw, Kristian Brigden and Heather Dall.
Team Balmers (left - right): Gary Davies, Jo Balmer-Smith, Leah Kershaw, David Stanworth
Balmers GM chose Pendleside as their charity for 2021 and is part of Pendleside Hospice's corporate MEGA Raiseathon challenge which invites businesses to fundraise for the Hospice. The money raised will be to help people who need the Hospice's help and support following the devastating diagnosis of a life-limiting illness.
Jo Balmer-Smith, Balmers GM Marketing Manager, said; "We are delighted at how much has been raised, Pendleside Hospice is a very worthy charity that provides a vital service for our local community, and we hope that this money can go a little way towards helping them during what has been a very difficult time due to the impact of the pandemic."
Christina Cope, head of corporate fundraising at Pendleside Hospice said; "The corporate MEGA Raiseathon is a simple concept which we hope will bring added benefits to the businesses taking part, such as team building and encouraging interdepartmental working, as well as helping to raise vital funds for the Hospice. We are really delighted that the team at Balmers GM have raised this wonderful amount of £1066 for Pendleside, we thank all the team for their support."
It costs over £4.5 million per year to run Pendleside Hospice of which the Hospice has to raise over £3.5 million from charitable donations and the generosity of the people of Burnley and Pendle.