By Ninder Kaur
A team of forty-four colleagues from Yorkshire Building Society Group swapped their work shoes for walking shoes and took on one of the country’s most challenging walks in aid of Marie Curie.
The group participated in the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge on Saturday 26 September 2015, which saw them walk 26 miles, taking on the three highest mountains in Yorkshire – Pen-y-Ghent (691m), Whernside (728m) and Ingleborough (723m).
They undertook the challenge for the Society’s Hour of Need campaign – which will enable Marie Curie Nurses to provide even more vital support for people living with a terminal illness and their families across the UK.
The team have already raised £8,000 which will pay for 400 hours of Marie Curie Nursing care.
One of the participants was Kimberly Sexton, assurance analyst for the Society. Kimberly said: “I
wanted to take part in the challenge as I have never done anything like this before. I’m proud that I managed to complete the 26 miles in 10 hours and 45 minutes.
“It was exceptionally tough but the sense of achievement at the end made it so worthwhile. When at times it was really hard going I thought of the work that Marie Curie Nurses have to do every day and it kept me moving.”
The Society is aiming to raise £500,000 by December 2016, which equates to funding an hour of care by a Marie Curie Nurse for every hour of the campaign. Every £20 raised from the campaign will fund one hour of care.
To make a donation visit: www.justgiving.com/hourofneed