The Lonsdale Services team including Deb Nolan and Tracy Gannon from our Leeds / Bradford financial planning office, Allan Ross from Ware, and Simon Hawker and Steve Cook from our St Albans office raised over £3,500 (including gift aid) after completing the Alzheimer’s Trek26 Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge walk on 30th June. If you would still like to reward their efforts our corporate fundraising page will be open until the end of July.
The Lonsdale Services team took advantage of the great weather by completing some well-known walks in preparation for Trek26. On the day of the trek the sun shone and the team supported each other to complete their walk. Four hundred and ninety seven people took part in Trek26 compared to three hundred and one trekkers who walked the Three Peaks last year. Trek26 has currently raised £95,000 for The Alzheimer’s Society and counting.
Deb Nolan, Lonsdale Wealth Management independent financial adviser said: ‘Wow! What an achievement! It was a swelteringly hot day, which meant taking longer breaks than we expected, but to make it round as a team was incredible. I am so proud of my fellow trekkers! Twenty five miles is a long walk at the best of times, but throwing in three mountains and glorious sunshine all day made it even harder. Knowing how many people had so generously supported us really helped spur us on when we were nearing the end of the trek and limbs were starting to ache!’
Tracy Gannon, Administrator in Lonsdale Wealth Management Leeds / Bradford office said: ‘Trek26 was an amazing experience for a variety of reasons. The views from the top of the Three Peaks were unbelievable. The Alzheimer’s Society did a brilliant job of organising the day and providing the Lonsdale team and all the other trekkers with food and water all the way round. All five of us worked together as a team, and we are proud of what we achieved, bearing in mind it was so hot!’
According to The Alzheimer’s Society the Yorkshire Three Peaks is ‘a classic UK trekking challenge.’ Trek26 started and finished at Horton in Ribblesdale. The route took them up and down the mountains of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Inglesborough. Highlights along the way include the Grade II listed Ribblehead Viaduct (built in the 1870s), the village of Chapel-le-Dale and views of Morecambe Bay.
Lonsdale Wealth Management became the first financial adviser in Hertfordshire to become a corporate partner of Alzheimer’s Society. Lonsdale nominated Alzheimer’s Society as our charity of choice and Allan Ross, member of the Ware financial planning team and Mandy Morgan, Bookkeeper and Administrator in St Albans worked with Lonsdale colleagues to raise awareness of Dementia internally. Some of our clients are affected by Dementia and some Lonsdale colleagues have experienced Dementia first-hand within their own family.