Search Laboratory complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks for Guide Dogs charity

On Saturday 2nd September, we embarked upon our first fundraising event for our new Charity of the Year, Guide Dogs: a fantastic charity, which offers support for those suffering from blindness or visual impairment.

The first fundraising event for our new charity was the Yorkshire Three Peaks walk. The challenge involves tackling the three highest peaks in Yorkshire: Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

A 24-strong team from Search Laboratory set off at 6am to Horton in Ribblesdale to begin the 24-mile walk.

The team set off together before splitting into smaller groups as the challenge went on. One team raced ahead to compete with their Fitbits, whilst the others took a more steady approach to the very difficult physical challenge.

The first team arrived back at the finishing line in just under eight hours and waited for the rest of the team with a pint in hand. Over the course of the next few hours, the different teams made it to the finish line to join the others in a celebratory pint and packet of crisps. At 7:30pm the coach was waiting to bring everyone home.

The fantastic news is that all 24 walkers completed the whole route. Very well done to everyone, and a huge thank you for taking time out of your weekend to support Guide Dogs and the amazing work they do.

Whilst completing the walk is a fantastic achievement in itself, our team wanted to raise as much money as possible for our new charity. The amount raised exceeded everyone's expectations and was 151% of our fundraising target. The final sum raised was £1,752.26.

Watch this space for our next fundraising event…