July 18, 2023

Braving the elements to ascend new charity heights

ones Myers Partner, Liz Bell, has braved thunder, lightning, sheeting rain, strong winds and hailstones to tackle Yorkshire’s iconic Three Peaks challenge for inspirational charity Henshaws

A big shoutout to our Partner, Liz Bell who has braved thunder, lightning, sheeting rain, strong winds and hailstones to tackle Yorkshire’s iconic Three Peaks challenge for an inspirational cause.

Liz was among a group of inspirational fundraisers who ascended the heady 5,000-feet heights of Pen y Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough.

Despite the toughest climate conditions, Liz and her husband Julian completed the 25-mile hike 45 minutes under the allocated 12-hour deadline.

Organised by our charity partner, Henshaws, all monies raised from the walk will boost the quality of life for over 7,000 service users with sight loss and wide-ranging disabilities.

Recalls Liz: “Despite the extreme weather, there was a great team spirit throughout. Lashed by hail stones at the top of Pen y Ghent and having enjoyed a short spell of sunshine, our group then had to wait for thunder and lightning to pass while drenched by torrential rain before ascending Whernside – not to mention raging winds at the top of Ingleborough, the final hurdle.

“There are 250 people who start to lose their sight every day and, although the challenge was hard going, it was enormously satisfying to know we are enabling more people with sight loss and other disabilities to lead a fulfilling life.”

Gemma Young, Henshaws Fundraising Development Manager, said: “This was no mean feat. Well done to Liz and fellow walkers for persevering through the elements for those who most need our support including young people with profound and multiple learning and physical difficulties.”

“We rely heavily on fundraising donations and gifts-in kind and are delighted with Jones Myers’ ongoing commitment to help us achieve our goals.”

You can still donate to Liz’s Three Peaks challenge here

Our valued partnership with Henshaws complements our firm’s long-standing ethos of giving back to our local communities and helping to make a difference.

We have helped to raise £12. 5k at Henshaws Beer Festival, provided key materials for disabled Art Makers to continue achieving their potential – and volunteered at the Arts & Crafts Centre’s gardens.

To find out more about Henshaws, visit https://www.henshaws.org.uk Twitter @Henshaws Facebook/Henshaws

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