Staff step out on charity challenge

The Grant Thorntion walkers, front: Chris Bingham, Helen Barnsley, John Ward, Jordan Bentley, Mike Watson. Back: 'Joe Jackson, Carol Varns, Paul Henthorn, Matt Wilson
The Grant Thorntion walkers, front: Chris Bingham, Helen Barnsley, John Ward, Jordan Bentley, Mike Watson. Back: 'Joe Jackson, Carol Varns, Paul Henthorn, Matt Wilson

A team of 10 accountants from Grant Thornton in Sheffield swapped the office for the outdoors as they took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the firm’s charity partner Cancer Research UK.

The 24 mile, 2000ft climb took 11 hours in total with the team raising more than £1,300 for the charity in sponsorship.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, in under 12 hours.

These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Partner Paul Houghton said: “The day was a particularly gruelling one and despite a series of illnesses and injuries the majority of the team made it all the way through the challenge successfully tackling the final peak.

“Thanks to the team of volunteers and their huge effort on the day we now have a sizable donation to give to our 2011 charity partner, Cancer Research UK.