Seven lawyers at Clarion in Leeds have reached new heights to raise much-needed funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the firm’s chosen charity for 2017.
Last Saturday (22nd April), the team comprising Kaira Clarehugh, Cheryl Grace, Danielle Pawson, Harrie Riley, Lucinda Ross and Lorna Webb took on the challenge. They completed the 5,200ft climb over a 24 mile long route, covering the summits of Yorkshire’s three highest peaks Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in under 12 hours – although some of the team accidentally added on another 7 miles!
The team beat its £2,000 fundraising target for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, thanks to Clarion matching the amount raised by the team.
“As someone committed to taking on new challenges, when Cheryl suggested that we put a team together to take on the legendary Yorkshire Three Peaks, I jumped at the chance” explains Helen. “When I visited the Yorkshire Air Ambulance base, I was shocked to hear that it relies solely on charitable donations to keep running. It is such a good cause and as Clarion’s chosen charity for this year, my colleagues and I were happy to take on this gruelling expedition.
“Many thanks to everyone who has supported us and to Clarion for doubling the amount we are donating to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.”
If you would like to support Clarion’s fundraising for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, visit >Helen Bates' Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge or Clarion's Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
Clarion is aiming to raise a total of £5,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance by the end of May 2017. The charity’s crews have rescued 7,027 people this year alone and require £12,000 a day to run this service throughout the region. The charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations alone to provide life saving state-of-the-art care.
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