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15th Aug

2016

Robert Oulsnam & Company manager completes Yorkshire three peaks challenge for Alzheimer’s Society

With support from Agents Giving and partner, Rightmove, Laura Fiddes-Baron, Lettings New Business Manager at Robert Oulsnam & Company, recently took on the tremendous challenge of climbing the Yorkshire Three Peaks with friend Kelly Merriman, raising over £800 for Alzheimer’s Society.

Oulsnam_3_Peaks_1Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, offering support to anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There are currently 850,000 people affected with dementia in the UK, and it is predicted that this could reach one million by 2021.

Following five months of training, the duo started their challenge in Horton, Yorkshire, in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, 16th July. The first peak, Mount Pen-y-Ghent stands at 694m tall and was followed long hike to peak number two, Whernside, the tallest of all three, standing at an incredible 736m high. After a total of 18 miles hiking and climbing, Laura and Kelly faced their final peak, Ingleborough, which stands at 723m high. Powering through their exhaustion and the steepness of this final climb, the team made their way to the top.

The challenge did not stop there, however, with Laura and Kelly finishing the three peaks with a five mile hike back down the last mountain. They were met at the finish line by friends, family, and Alzheimer’s Society staff who handed out medals and well-deserved cups of tea.

In aid of Laura and Kelly’s challenge, Agents Giving and Rightmove provided a support grant which went towards equipment, accommodation, and fuel costs.

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Laura Fiddes-Baron comments: “We both managed to get around the Yorkshire Three Peaks through sheer grit and determination; it was far, far harder than either of us anticipated. We are both so proud we completed this extremely tough challenge and are delighted that we have so far raised £880. Thank you to everyone who has supported our cause, we really are touched by everybody’s generosity.”

Peter Knight, Chairman of Agents Giving, comments: “A huge well done to Laura and Kelly for their tremendous achievement, all in aid of such a great cause. Agents Giving and Rightmove are proud to have sponsored their efforts and would like to congratulate them for all their hard work in reaching their goal.”

For more information on Agents Giving, please contact Yvonne Martin – Tel: 01372 370895 / or info@agentsgiving.org / or visit the website at www.agentsgiving.org

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