Pierce treks the three peaks for local charity

Fourteen employees from Pierce joined forces to conquer the infamous Yorkshire three peak’s challenge, raising more than £1,300 for local charity Nightsafe.

The team of accountants and business advisors trekked up Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough completing the challenge in 13 hours 20 minutes in blistering heat.

All funds raised by Pierce will go to Blackburn-based charity Nightsafe which provides accommodation, meals and support for young homeless people in the borough.

The team comprising Lewis Withnell, Elizabeth Stebbings, Charles Hopkinson, Lisa Kennery, John Corteen, Philip Johnson, John Wilkin, James Briggs and Thomas Brassey,– are still seeking donations from clients and the community to help raise further funds for Nightsafe.

Team Leader Lisa Kennery said: “At Pierce we are passionate about the Blackburn community and very active in our efforts to create opportunities for all. The work Nightsafe does to help vulnerable young people is truly inspirational and we wanted to do whatever we could to raise funds to help them continue their vital work.

“The challenge itself was gruelling. Just as you feel the pride of scaling one peak you realise you’re just a third of the way through. It’s a real test. That said the challenge really pulled us together. We had fun along the way and our teamwork shone through as we encouraged each other every step of the way.

“As tough as the three peaks challenge was though – it’s nothing to the community challenges that Nightsafe works tirelessly to tackle. The funds raised will really help young homeless people aged 16-24 to provide them with food and accommodation. Just £2.00 provides a young person with breakfast and £25.00 pays for a night at a shelter so the money raised will make a huge difference to young people.”

Jan Larkin, CEO at Nightsafe, said: On behalf of everyone at Nightsafe, I want to say thank you to Pierce for all of their wonderful efforts, enthusiasm and generous support towards our charity.”

There is still time left to donate, so please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pierceaccountants. For more information about Pierce, please visit www.pierce.co.uk.