A team of 18 professionals from Fraser Brown put their best foot forward to complete the infamous Yorkshire Three Peaks raising funds for the firm’s charity of the year, My Sight Nottinghamshire.
The team set out in early morning darkness to complete the 24-mile challenge which includes the highest mountains in Yorkshire; Pen-y-ghent (2,277ft), Whernside (2,415ft) and Ingleborough (2,372ft).
Fraser Brown set an ambitious target of £7,000 for My Sight Nottinghamshire and the firm managed to reach this, making the grueling 5,200ft of ascent within 12 hours worthwhile.
The walk, which took place last month, was led by keen walkers within Fraser Brown’s Nottingham office, Richard Wollacott and Richard Brackenbury.
Partner Richard Wollacott, said: “This was a real challenge and the whole team did incredibly well to complete it. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is a beautiful part of the country and the stunning views we saw along the way helped us to complete what is known as a notoriously intense trek.
“Myself and the team are so pleased we met our fundraising target and we all feel incredibly proud to have completed such a demanding trek for the good of My Sight Nottinghamshire which does incredible work across the county.”
Over the course of this year, Fraser Brown has taken on a number of fundraising activities for My Sight Nottinghamshire including a golf day, Tough Mudder and dress down days which raised £5,000, and with the addition funds raised by tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks, this total is now just over £12,000.
Jonny Rudge, a fundraiser at My Sight Nottinghamshire, said: “Huge congratulations to the Fraser Brown team for taking on the mighty Yorkshire Three Peaks for us. It’s a tough and long trek and the funds they have raised for us are essential in helping us to continue to support people in Nottinghamshire living with sight loss."
“Fraser Brown has been supporting us since the beginning of the year and we are so grateful to the firms that choose to help us in any way they can. I know there will have been many sore feet following the Three Peaks but I hope reaching their fundraising target will ease the pain a little!”
My Sight Nottinghamshire promotes greater independence for visually impaired people of all ages. There are approximately 28,000 children and adults in Nottinghamshire living with sight loss and the charity provides services such as support, advice and activities to empower those people to live independently and achieve their true potential.