Staff from accountancy firm Stirk Lambert & Co have raised over £7,000 in support of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice after virtually covering the distance from Keighley to Kathmandu.
From Keighley to Kathmandu
The 25-strong team, who kicked off their fundraising challenge at the start of July, have been racking up the miles by cycling, running, walking, rowing and swimming in their local areas. They reached their final destination of Everest Base Camp on Tuesday 29 September after covering 6,469 land miles, 21 sea miles and passing through 15 countries.
Stirk Lambert & Co are the main sponsor of the Manorlands Hospice annual Starlight Hike and created the Keighley to Kathmandu challenge to try and recoup funds after this year’s event (due to take place on Saturday 17 October) was cancelled due to coronavirus.
Instead, over October there will be the Walk to Remember, where people can celebrate a loved while helping Sue Ryder to raise vital funds, choosing their distance and a route which means something special to them.
“We are made up with the amount we have managed to raise for Manorlands”
Richard Stratton, Partner at Stirk Lambert & Co, said: “We are made up with the amount we have managed to raise for Manorlands. I know it won’t fill the massive hole that COVID-19 has unfortunately created, but if we all do our little bit hopefully the hospice will see through to the other side. I keep seeing all of the fantastic challenges individuals are undertaking and it really does make you realise just how much Manorlands is in everyone’s hearts!”
“We cannot thank them enough for the hard work they have put in”
Hayley Ibbotson, Senior Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, said: “We are so grateful to Stirk Lambert & Co for taking on this ambitious challenge, which has required a huge amount of determination and commitment over the last three months. We cannot thank them enough for the hard work they have put in and the money raised will make a real difference in helping us continue to be there for people when it matters.”
Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice provides expert palliative care and support to people with life-limiting conditions. With fundraising events cancelled for the rest of this year and no clear indication of how long it will take for Sue Ryder’s charity shops to return to normal trading, the hospice anticipates a funding gap of £1.5m for this financial year, so funds raised by dedicated and generous supporters like the Stirk Lambert & Co team mean more than ever and allow us to be there when it matters.
Remember someone special this October
Choose your distance and a route which means something to you, to help us raise funds or donate and help us to be there when it matters.