A team of ten from Bidwell’s Cambridge office took part in the challenge to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice
An intrepid team of ten from Bidwells’ Cambridge office took part in the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – and still made it to work the next day. The walk was organised to raise money for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH). The team covered a total of 24 miles, which involved getting up and over the three highest mountains in the Yorkshire Dales and negotiating the technical terrain between each, from boulder fields to peatbogs and rivers.
The team comprised Donna Bennett, Phil Kentish, Keith Fuller, Dan Coston, Jonathan Hughes, Jonathan Wright, Ollie Boulding, Mark Taylor, William Clayton and Jonathan Conway. They finished in an impressive 13 hours and 15 minutes – and still travelled back from Yorkshire ready to be at their desks in Cambridge the next day.
Jonathan Conway says: “This was an exceptionally tough challenge, especially as we were such a large group with a real mix of abilities – we are certainly not seasoned mountain goats and may have slightly underestimated this challenge!
“Covering a distance like this takes its toll on your legs, especially fatigue from ascending and descending mountains. The terrain was harder going than we expected. We had patches of fog and the final descent in the dark. It was a great feeling when we finished the challenge, knowing our efforts would help to raise much-needed funds for EACH.”
The team have so far raised £1,350 for EACH, but donations are still welcome. Please visit: www.justgiving.com/BidwellsY3PC