An accountancy firm in East Anglia has raised more than £4,000 for children with brain tumours by completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in under 12 hours.
The UHY Hacker Young East team based in Letchworth, Cambridge and Huntingdon, took on the three major peaks in the Yorkshire Dales on Friday 26 August, to raise vital funds for Tom’s Trust, which provides psychological support for children with brain tumours and their families.The 13-stong team decided to raise money for Tom’s Trust because they worked closely with Tom’s father, Andrew Whiteley, and it is a charity close to their hearts.
Smashing their £4,000 target by raising £4,040 means four children and their families will be given the mental health support they need for the next year.
Debs Mitchell, Co-Founder of Tom’s Trust said: “Thanks to the tireless fundraising efforts from companies like UHY East holding events like this, we can continue to provide essential psychological support to children with brain tumours and their families. It’s wonderful that we’ll now be able to give four families vital mental health help over the next year.”
Marie Pegram, Partner at UHY East said: “It was tough going! We had sweat, tears and lots of blisters but we worked together as a team and encouraged each other. We also had the rest of the team in the office sending us motivational messages of support. It was such a proud moment for us all at the finish line knowing that we have raised over £4,000 for Tom’s Trust.”
The team’s fundraising page is still open, to donate go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/uhy-hacker-young-east-yorkshire-three-peak-challenge
To find out more about Tom’s Trust, please visit www.tomstrust.org.uk