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Oldham Law Firm take on the Three Peak Challenge

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A team of intrepid walkers from Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers in Oldham tackled the Saddleworth Three Peaks in aid of Francis House Children’s Hospice.

Twenty-five staff from across all areas of the firm took part in the challenge and the group clocked up nearly 400 miles between them – that’s the equivalent of walking from Manchester to Inverness.

For some it was a baptism of fire as it was their first walking challenge, for others it was a chance to enjoy a day out on the Saddleworth moors and raise funds for charity at the same time.

The Saddleworth Three Peaks takes in Alderman Hill, Alphin Peak, otherwise known respectively as Indians Head and Pots and Pans, as well as Wharmton Hill, noted for its TV transmitter visible across the whole of Saddleworth.

Setting off from Greenfield the group had stop offs at the Church Inn, Hare and Hounds and Farrar’s Arms and would like to thank all those who generously contributed on the day.

Staff that took part paid £10 to get the fundraising off to a good start and since completing the challenge they have raised just under £800 through the JustGiving page.  Once everything is totalled they hope to have raised almost £1,000 for the children’s hospice, which is the nominated charity of the year for the Oldham based law firm.

Commenting on the team effort, Suzanne Wright, of Pearson, said:

“It’s great to get out and about and we were fortunate with the weather.  Blisters aside we all had a great time and it’s a bonus to raise cash for such a worthy cause.  We took family, friends and four legged companions along with us and everyone agreed it’s one to repeat, we enjoyed the challenge.”

Julie Williams, of Francis House Children's Hospice added:

“We are most grateful to Pearson Solicitors for making this commitment to support our charity and we look forward to working with the team throughout the year.

We get very little Government funding, so we rely on the support of the local community and organisations to ensure that we can continue to provide a free service to the children and families who need us most.”

Contact us for details of how to contribute to Francis House and help fund the children’s hospice.  0161 785 3500

Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

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