Tottington duo help mend broken hearts

Aug 19, 2013


1098164_470297606399099_1005607146_n21403_470299423065584_837630323_n999577_470305203065006_628398590_nWith support from his partner, Lead  Resident Liaison Officer at Emanuel Whittaker,  Adam Berry, the two Tottington men set about raising money to support The British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) ” Mending Broken Hearts Appeal” which is raising awareness of heart failure and taking steps to find a cure through stem cell research.

Recently, with the help and support of friends and Adam’s colleagues at Emanuel Whittaker including Site Managers Mark Healey and Ian MCcune and Resident Liaison Officer Louise Langford a group of 16 took part in The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.  This gruelling walk takes in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and the challenge is to complete is under 12 hours!

Emanuel Whittaker sponsored the walk by providing £200 which was used to buy t-shirts and supplies to keep the team going and The Events Service helped organise the day. The team were also supported by R A Sidebottom Roofing Ltd, who donated £100.

Adam said:  “Most of our team were raising cash for BHF but one was raising cash for Verity, a charity for women suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and another for the MS Trust.  It was very hard going, blisters were a common theme but there was also lots of fun and games.

“I don’t think anything can really prepare you for the walk; you go through a whole range of emotions, from feeling like you can’t take another step to laughing out loud when somebody falls in a boggy patch.”

The team all agree they could not have completed the walk without the help of a support team which included Shaun and which gave the walkers lots of support and encouragement. All the walkers completed the challenge within the 12 hour time frame and in collaboration with other fundraisers for the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal, have raised £1271.05

Rukhsana Nabi from Emanuel Whittaker said:  “We are very proud of the staff that completed this walk.  The company is always happy to support its employees where possible and the team have raised a fantastic amount of money.”

You can still donate to the charity by clicking on this link

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