A team of 28 volunteers representing Ware & Kay Solicitors (with offices in York, Wetherby & Malton) raised over £2,245 (with money still coming in) for the Charlie Mortimer Fund by climbing Yorkshire’s Three Peaks on 24 September.
The team was made up of staff, family members and friends aged between 13 and 70 and saw all participants putting their fitness, stamina and organisational skills to the test by climbing the mountains of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. A total ascent of around 1,585 metres over 25 miles was walked, scrambled, climbed and run in less than 12 hours.
The Charlie Mortimer Fund was founded following the unexpected death of Charlie, a young boy from Malton, on the 15th August 2009. Charlie had undiagnosed MCADD, a rare genetic condition where the sufferer has problems breaking down fat to use as an energy source. This small, independent charity provides help and support to families either living with metabolic illness, bereaved of their children or caring for a critically ill child.
Davina Mortimer, Charlie’s mum, said: “This was a tough challenge and it’s amazing that so many people have put themselves forward for it – we are incredibly grateful for all the support Ware & Kay have provided for our charity”.
Peter Kay, Senior Director of Ware & Kay said, ‘The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a one-day challenge of epic proportions: three mountains and over 25 miles in under 12 hours! I am delighted by the enthusiasm generated by the Ware & Kay team, their families and friends and we are all very proud to support this deserving Charity. Overall, it was a challenging day for a very worthy cause.”