On Saturday 13 th May 2023, four teams of walkers and one group of runners from Kitsons’ three offices in Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth, took on the charity trek covering 26 miles of steep climbs and descents across Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. These peaks form part of the Pennine range and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Rhodri Davey, Managing Partner at Kitsons said: “Last month I had the privilege of going with a group of my colleagues to Yorkshire to undertake the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. It was in Yorkshire, there were three peaks, and it was indeed a challenge. The weather was fantastic but not conducive to walking. The route was long and arduous. Everyone that took part was brilliant; some ran it, others walked quickly, and a few went for almost 15 hours! I am immensely proud of everyone that took part, the sense of teamwork and mutual support was a joy to see.”
Marjorie Creek, Partner and Head of Private Client said: “At Kitsons, we have a strong commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and we’re proud to be able to support the causes that our people care passionately about. We decided that completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge was just such an opportunity to raise money for charity and given how brilliant the team are in the Children’s Wards at Derriford, and that families of our staff members have benefitted from that specialist care, it was an easy decision to dedicate our fundraising to them. We are so thankful to everyone that supported us and donated this lovely sum to such a worthwhile cause.”
Plymouth Hospitals Charity is the official NHS charity for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust and the surrounding area. Their mission is to support the work of NHS staff and help raise standards over and above the level that NHS funding alone allows.
Jamie Lee, Engagement & Fundraising Manager at Plymouth Hospitals Charity said: “We’ve been absolutely blown away by what the fantastic team at Kitsons Solicitors have been able to achieve. The money they’ve raised for the Children’s Wards at Derriford Hospital will make a huge difference to the children and families we care for. On behalf of all of us here at Derriford, Thank You Kitsons!”
Marjorie Creek, Tony Hunt and Katie Rohleder from Kitsons handing over a ‘big’ cheque to the nurses at Derriford Hospitals Children’s Wards.