The 60-strong team took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge on Sunday (June 24th), completing the gruelling 24 mile trek in 24 degree heat. The walkers were raising money for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading charity supporting children and young people with cancer and the supermarket’s charity partner.
Taking it in their stride
Clare Laxton, Associate Director of Policy and Campaigning at CLIC Sargent joined the Morrisons team on the walk. She said:
“It was a privilege to walk alongside these colleagues for young lives facing cancer. They took the challenge in their stride, raising thousands so children, young people and their families can access CLIC Sargent support following a cancer diagnosis."
"No matter how much we struggled, it is nothing compared to what they face every day. Thanks to Morrisons we can reach even more families when they need us.”
Staff from Morrisons’ Bradford head office were joined by shop and site staff from across the UK on the walk. It started in Horton-in-Ribblesdale in North Yorkshire, and took in the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The challenge is expected to raise £30,000 toward the partnership total, which currently stands at more than £4.5 million.
David Scott, Head of Corporate Services at Morrisons, said: “Congratulations to all our dedicated colleagues who turned out to support CLIC Sargent on Sunday. The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a tough challenge, but it is proof of their dedication to helping young people and their families cope following a cancer diagnosis. Thanks to the generosity of our colleagues and customers we are on track for a record-breaking partnership that can help thousands of families in need.”
Morrisons chose CLIC Sargent to be its charity partner following a staff vote in February 2017. The money raised will help CLIC Sargent provide financial support to thousands of families each year, as well as reach more young people than ever before through new digital services.
Find out more information on the partnership.