Our team of intrepid young solicitors has risen to the challenge of climbing three of Yorkshire’s highest hills to raise hundreds of pounds for a local Newcastle charity.
The ten-strong team successfully completed the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, which involves completing a 25 mile route starting and finishing in the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale, going via the summits of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.
Despite having to climb over 2,100m during the walk, with the warm summer weather making it even tougher than usual, our team crossed the finish line comfortably within the allotted 12 hour time limit.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks is the latest in a series of charity challenges that trainee and recently-qualified solicitors within the firm have set up for themselves over the last six years, and was undertaken to raise money for The People’s Kitchen, our charity of the year.
More than £860 has been raised through our latest challenge for The People’s Kitchen, who have been supporting homeless and disadvantaged people in the Newcastle area since 1985.
We have already run a series of other fundraising activities during the first half of the year, including a five-a-side football competition featuring teams drawn from the city’s professional services firms which raised a further £1,500.
Jan Rzedzian, Associate Solicitor in our Construction team and one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks walk organisers, said: “Taking part in this sort of event has become a tradition for our firm’s trainees over the last six years, but with the unexpectedly warm weather adding an extra dimension to it, this was definitely the toughest that we’ve done so far.
“Even though it was really tough going at times, we all genuinely enjoyed the day and loved getting the chance to walk through such beautiful surroundings.
“As well as raising money for a great cause, the challenges we take on have a longer-term benefit for the firm by helping to build strong new bonds between people who volunteer to take on and then complete these tasks together.”
For more information on any of the above please contact Jan Rzedzian, or call 0191 232 8345.