Work colleagues complete Yorkshire challenge to raise money for charity
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A group of work colleagues tackled a gruelling challenge in the Yorkshire Dales to raise more than £2,000 for charity.
The team of seven – Holly Pye, Sarah Wilson, Conrad Bos, Scott Parry, Heidi O’Dowd, Louise Miller and Bernard Verburg – all work for Bury St Edmunds-based company Bosta UK.
The group decided to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
Scaling the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough within the 12-hour target, the team raised a total of £2,104 for the Bury-based charity, which cares for people in the final chapter of their lives.
Team member Sarah Wilson said: “We did all really enjoy it, and it was really nice to be able to do it as a team. Throughout the whole day, there were times that we all struggled, but because we were all doing it together we were able to help each other along.
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“As well as being able to do something together as a team, it was also our chance to be able to raise funds for a local charity.
“A lot of us have had connections with the hospice, both past and present, so for us, it was really important to be able to raise the funds.”
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Bosta UK paid for all the group’s expenses for the challenge, including travel and accomodation.
Charlie De-Moore, the hospice’s events fundraiser, said: “We are so grateful to the Bosta team for their efforts. They certainly didn’t pick an easy challenge and to complete it in 12-hours is fantastic.
“The money they have raised will make a big difference to the charity and the people we support across the area.”