Sodexo staff at their peak

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

A TEAM of walk­ers took on the Three Peaks Chal­lenge to raise money for three char­i­ties.

The staff at fa­cil­i­ties firm Sodexo based at As­traZeneca in Hurds­field, scaled the three largest moun­tains in the UK within 24 hours.

Af­ter ascending a to­tal of 3,407 me­tres and trav­el­ling 462 miles, the eight mem­bers of staff com­pleted the chal­lenge in 23 hours 45 min­utes.

The feat raised over £3,000 which will be split be­tween Seashell Trust, the East Cheshire Hos­pice, StopHunger and Am­bi­tious About Autism.

John Moores, from Sodexo, said: “What an amaz­ing 24 hours. I’m re­ally proud of what we achieved as a team.”

Seashell Trust is a char­ity which cares for and ed­u­cates some of the most pro­foundly dis­abled chil­dren and young peo­ple in the coun­try.

Sodexo has long been a sup­porter of the char­ity, rais­ing much-needed funds, volunteering, and of­fer­ing work place­ments for Seashell Trust stu­dents.

Wendy Bray, from the Seashell Trust, said: “We are in awe of the team for their achieve­ment, not only in com­plet­ing the chal­lenge but also the amount they man­aged to raise.

“The chil­dren and young peo­ple here will ben­e­fit enor­mously from their ef­forts. We feel very lucky to have this spe­cial part­ner­ship with Sodexo and As­traZeneca, who con­tinue to do so much for us.”

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