23 for 23 as team look to complete Three Peaks Challenge and raise £2,500 for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund
A team of hardy icelolly.com employees will take on a challenging charity hike across the Yorkshire Dales on Saturday 6 October in aid of the company’s nominated charity.
23 staff members from the holiday comparison and deals website, which is based in Leeds, will take part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, with all monies raised donated to Children’s Heart Surgery Fund. The Yorkshire-based charity works alongside the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit at Leeds General Infirmary to support young people born with congenital heart defects, providing care to the children and their families as well as funding vital equipment, research projects and staff training.
The fundraiser will take place over a 23 mile Pennine route across the Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent hills. Taking in some of Yorkshire’s most beautiful scenery, the Three Peaks Challenge takes around 12 hours to complete – with the icelolly expedition setting off at 6am.
Cheered on by friends and family keen to lend their support, the team of 23 will include members of icelolly.com’s Executive Team including CMO Ross Matthews, Sales Director Stuart Barrett and Claire Willoughby, Operations & Strategic Partnerships Director. A target of £2,500 has been set, with more than £1,000 already donated at the time of writing via a dedicated JustGiving Page.
The initiative is being organised by Sharon Addy, Compliance and Customer Experience Manager, icelolly.com, in partnership with the charity’s own fundraising committee.
“We have supported Children’s Heart Surgery Fund for many years, but the team are going the extra mile this October to raise money for this amazing charity,” explains Sharon. “The Fund offers invaluable assistance to children who are undergoing major surgery, and the support they provide to them and their families is hugely valuable and appreciated. We are genuinely proud to support such a worthy cause.”
Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, which is wholly funded by donations, became icelolly.com’s nominated charity in 2015. In addition to the Three Peaks Challenge, fundraising activities have included bake sales, cocktail afternoons, quizzes and team games and the annual donation of a star prize for the charity’s Christmas raffle.
Donations can be made via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/icelolly
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About Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF)
CHSF is a charity providing support for babies, children and adults born with Congenital Heart Defects in our region. Patients are treated at Leeds Congenital Heart Unit, Leeds General Infirmary, and come from all areas of Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire. CHSF provides valuable equipment, resources and research, as well as providing a support service for both the children and their families along the way. For more information on CHSF, see www.chsf.org.uk.
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