A group of nine friends representing Penelope Payroll and Ullyott Accountants in Driffield are making their final preparations for the Yorkshire Three Peaks charity challenge on Saturday 14 June.
The aim of the challenge is to complete a 24.5 mile walk, taking in the three highest peaks in Yorkshire: Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough within 12 hours.
The walk has been organised by accountants, Samantha Ullyott and Martin Tuttle to raise money for the David Nesfield Charity Fundraiser.
The Charity fundraises for individuals with spinal injuries and for charities such as The Air Ambulance, Gamekeepers Welfare Trust and Pinderfields Hospital.
David Nesfield, a gamekeeper on the Burton Agnes estate, suffered a life changing accident last summer, which has left him paralysed and confined to a wheelchair.
“The walk will be very demanding for all of us; none of us are experienced walkers, but I’m sure we will be rewarded with the views from each summit, and it will be an experience to remember for the rest of our lives.” said Martin Tuttle.
“We have all trained hard over the last few months, and are now looking forward to climbing the mountains. I just hope the weather is kind to us and no-one gets any blisters.”
“We chose to fundraise for David Nesfield and his chosen charities as David’s wife, Sally works in the practice, and we all know how accidents affect the whole family” added Mr Tuttle.
“The team are all fantastic; they are giving up their free time and raising the profile of worthy charities.
“David and I cannot thank them enough - all money raised will be split between our chosen charities.
Sally Nesfield said: “Our primary goal is to raise enough money to purchase a lightweight wheelchair which will give David more freedom.”
If anyone would like to sponsor the team, all donations, no matter how small, are gratefully received and will make a difference.
Readers can donate through the practice at 6 George Street, Driffield, through PayPal on the Ullyott website www.ullyott.co.uk/payments or make a bacs payment – details of which are on the Ullyott website.