Management and staff at Keybury Fire and Security in Keighley stepped into their walking boots for the company’s latest annual charity fund raiser, a sponsored trek covering 36 miles of the Pennine Way.
A total of 25 Keybury personnel took park in the walk, some covering the full distance from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Oakworth, others joining in for one or more of the legs.
Keybury’s HR director Karen Gee said, “Between us, we wanted to cover over 500 miles in total and we achieved this target. Some interesting things happened along the way, including going slightly off course and being chased by a bull!”
“We had great reactions from locals who were really glad to help our charity walk, including some ladies in Lothersdale, who invited us to join them for cream teas in the village hall, and Chris Jardine, from Dovetail Furniture in Cowling, who allowed us to use his WC facilities and car park for the support vehicles.”
It was Keybury’s second annual charity fundraiser and the company certainly rises to its epic challenges, last year employees completed a 127 mile charity bike ride along the length of the Leeds – Liverpool Canal towpath.
The firm is well on the way to achieving its fund raising target of £2000, with proceeds to be split between Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope, which also benefited from last year’s charity cycle marathon, and Meningitis Now.
Karen thanked all who have to date supported this year’s cause. Further donations can be made via www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/keyburychallenge
Manorlands fund raiser Andrew Wood said, “The team at Keybury just can’t sit still, it only seems two minutes since we were receiving funds from their bike ride and now they have raised another fantastic amount for our care with their walk. We really appreciate their support.
Article provided by Robin Moule, Moule Media.
Since the publishing of this article we have passed our target of £2000 and it’s still climbing! Manorlands Sue Ryder Hospice (@SRManorlands) and Meningitis Now (@MeningitisNow) have also both been in contact with Keybury (@KeyburyFS) over Twitter to extend their thanks and to follow the photo updates.