Lyons Davidson Leeds staff take on Three Peaks Challenge for Parkinsons UK
A team of 10 Lyons Davidson employees past and present completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday, 22 June. The team have raised over £1,000 for Parkinson’s UK, Lyons Davidson Leeds office’s chosen charity for 2013.
The team fought through driving rain, strong winds – and very occasional rays of sunshine – to crest the summits of Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough in 11 hours, walking over 24 miles in the process. The weather was so bad as the team crossed Blea Moor, they even discussed paying back their sponsors and heading home for a bath!
Notwithstanding the challenges of the Yorkshire weather, the hikers eventually managed to complete the route with smiles on their faces. The team all made it in to work on Monday morning intact and hope that their legs will be back to normal by the end of the week but, in the meantime, they are giving the stairs in the office a wide berth.
Parkinson’s UK is a support and research charity that has been searching for a cure for Parkinson’s for over 40 years. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that slows movement, affects flexibility of the body and causes tremors. One in every 500 people have Parkinson’s and currently there is no cure.
There is still time to contribute to the team’s success by donating on their Virgin Money Giving page.
Posted on Jun 28th, 2013 by Lyons Davidson