A quintet from Dronfield-based Belmayne Independent Chartered Financial Planners has raised more than £500 for the firm’s charity fund by scaling Yorkshire’s three highest peaks.
The team completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Sunday on behalf of the Belmayne Foundation, which supports small local charities.
Belmayne partner, Martin Birch, financial planner, Chris Pond and his partner, Isabelle O’Leary, plus administrators, Tracy Knight and Laura Birch, completed the challenge in 11 hours and 44 minutes. Setting off from Ingleborough at 6am, they then tackled Pen-y-ghent and Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales, totalling 5,200 feet of ascent.
All money raised from the challenge will be split equally between the Belmayne Foundation’s nominated charities for 2021, FareShare Yorkshire, Pathways of Chesterfield, Nenna Kind and Helen’s Trust.
Belmayne partner, Martin Birch, said: “This is by far the hardest challenge we have undertaken yet for our charities! We had tears, blisters and mental blocks, but we worked as a team and pushed on through, stopping occasionally to enjoy the beautiful views. I would like to thank all of the clients, friends and family who sponsored us. Their support kept us going and I know the money we raised will be gratefully received by our nominated charities.”