Sue Ryder Manorlands in Oxenhope has received a £2,250 windfall from Keybury Fire and Security.

The donation was made up of 50% of the £2,500 proceeds of Keighley-based Keybury’s annual charity fund-raiser – this year a 28-mile trek along the Rochdale Canal from Manchester to Hebden Bridge – along with another £1,000 in sponsorship towards Manorlands’ children’s activity funbook.

This is being produced by local man Alan Parry, a long-time supporter of the hospice, and is due to be published in time for Christmas.

A 28-strong team of Keybury staff and family members stepped out for the 2016 charity walk, the latest and fourth of the company’s epic and always gruelling annual challenges. The other 50% beneficiary this year is Stroke Association.

Keybury Fire and Security’s managing director Frank Gee explained: “Each year, our fund-raising is split locally and nationally, with Manorlands always the local good cause we support. We also involve our staff by inviting them to nominate a deserving national charity, usually one that is close to someone’s heart.

“We are proud to have raised close to £10,000 in total through Team Keybury’s efforts over recent years. Staff across all departments willingly take part and a great deal of back-up support is always required, so our thanks go to all concerned, and to all our customers, suppliers, relatives and friends of staff who give so generously on an annual basis.

“We are already looking forward to next year’s charity challenge. We’re not sure what format it will take yet, but you can bet it will be another true test of endurance and grit!”

Keybury, whose head office is at Worth Enterprise Park, Keighley, was also a frontline supporter of this year’s “Bond and Bubbles” casino night charity fund-raiser staged by Manorlands at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton.

Hospice fundraising assistant Liv Moffat said: “We’ve had money coming in from Keybury all year long. They’ve been a tremendous support to Manorlands for a number of years and we’re incredibly grateful. It’s fantastic to be receiving this cheque and it will be put towards providing incredible care to the local community.”

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