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Truro company take on Yorkshire peaks challenge for charity

14 June 2024 CHSW

A team of 15 people from a Cornish accountancy firm took on the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge.

The Francis Clark team

On Saturday 1 June at 6:30am the PKF Francis Clark team from Truro set off to Yorkshire to complete the challenge and raise money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). 

They have chosen CHSW as their charity of the year, and any money they raise throughout the year will be coming to the charity.

Starting and ending in Chapel Le Dale, the challenge included 3 of the best known peaks in Yorkshire; Pen-y-Ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m). 

Partners and friends accompanied the group on their adventure, along with a dog called Indy.

Kylie Orchard, a member of the PKF Francis Clark team, said: “Our time ranged from 10 hours 40 mins to 13 hours. The peaks were certainly challenging with some scrambling at the top, but everyone had so much fun, learnt things about each other that we didn’t know along the way, and I’m pleased to report no injuries except a few blisters and some very stiff legs in the days that followed!

Our JustGiving page was shared with other members of Francis Clark who completed the Classic Quarter running event. To date, including the just giving page and cash, we have raised £3913. We are hoping and waiting for a little more to come in so we can tip over the £4000 mark.

Amanda Masters, Area Fundraiser for CHSW, said: “The team at PKF Francis Clark have achieved something so amazing. It isn’t just a memorable challenge they have overcome, they have also raised an incredible amount of money for CHSW, and it will make all the difference to the families we support.”

Members of the team with dog Indy

CHSW runs three children’s hospices across the South West, including Little Harbour which is situated on the Cornish coast looking out over St Austell Bay.

Little Harbour first opened its doors to its first families in December 2011 and is most conveniently situated for families who live in Cornwall, Plymouth and parts of South Devon. It costs around £3 million a year to run Little Harbour.