Partners & Directors to tackle Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise funds for local charities

Partners and directors at accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott will be tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks in their charity challenge to raise £5,000 for the practice’s charity partners, York Against Cancer and the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal.

A team of 12 from the York and Leeds-based firm will by taking on the 24-mile route that will see them summit the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, on June 16.

York Against Cancer is a small, independent charity that provides help and support for cancer patients and their families in York and North Yorkshire, as well as funding vital research and education programmes aimed at preventing and curing cancer in the future.

Julie Russell, York Against Cancer’s general manager, said: “We’re very impressed by the dedication shown by the fundraising team at Garbutt + Elliott. This is a tough challenge and it’s amazing that so many people have put themselves forward for it.

“We’re only able to make a difference to the patients and families we support and fund cancer research through the fantastic support we receive from businesses, schools and individuals, so we’ll be rooting for the team and wishing them the best for a successful day.”

Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal aims to make the wards, theatres, parent waiting rooms and day case areas of the Leeds Children’s Hospital as child and family friendly as possible.

Nigel Shaw, partner and head of corporate social responsibility at Garbutt + Elliott, who will lead the team, said: “We are pleased to have partnered with these two very worthwhile causes for our charity work in 2017 and we are looking forward to starting our fundraising efforts with the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

“Both charities offer fantastic support to individuals and families in Yorkshire and rely heavily on donations to continue providing services to those who require them. Our staff are committed to raising funds for good causes in our area.”

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