Keybury Fire and Security’s third annual charity challenge weekend has netted £2,200, to be shared equally by Sue Ryder Manorlands in Oxenhope and the Alzheimer’s Society.
This year’s challenge was a triple trial for Keighley-based Keybury, comprising a 40-mile bike ride, an eight-mile trek up and down Whernside, and a 21-mile combined swim – an index stroke equivalent to crossing the English Channel! There were participants in all three disciplines from across every department of the company.
“Once again, the Keybury team rose to the challenge, which was far and away our most difficult yet,” said Keybury’s managing director Frank Gee, who was himself in the thick of the action.
“We can only thank all who took part and helped organise the event, provided back-up over the three days, and everyone who supported us financially – family, friends and clients.”
Manorlands is an annual beneficiary of Keybury’s epic charity initiatives. Senior fundraiser Andrew Wood said: “Their challenges get ever-harder and we are so grateful that they see fit to support us every year with an equal share of the funds, which will be spent on caring for seriously ill people staying with us at Manorlands and out in the local community.”
Keybury staff are now donning their thinking caps to dream up another, possibly even more demanding charity challenge for 2016.