Louth quartet of solicitors scale Four Peaks for charity

Employees at Bridge Mc Farland in Louth, Debbie Conway , Gary Williams, Ben Clark and Sarah Astall. 'Have completed the four peaks challenge. Photo: Ian Holmes.

Employees at Bridge Mc Farland in Louth, Debbie Conway , Gary Williams, Ben Clark and Sarah Astall. 'Have completed the four peaks challenge. Photo: Ian Holmes.

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DESPITE challenging windy weather, skiddy slopes and torrential downpour, four employees from Bridge McFarland in Louth have completed the Lakes Four Peaks Challenge for charity.

After five months of training and preparation, no-one could predict the tough weather conditions that the team would have to endure.

Team member and Bridge McFarland employee, Gary Williams said: “Unfortunately the time of our challenge saw the Lakes flooded with one months worth of rain fall in a 24-hour period meaning the conditions over the two days were bleak.”

The challenge consists of tackling the four highest peaks in the Lake District, Skiddaw, Scafell Pike, Scarefell and Helvellyn, with a time frame of just three days.

Gary added: “Despite all the weather conditions we endured, we all completed the challenge and had a fantastic time.”

Overall the quartet, who are Gary Williams, Sarah Astall, Ben Clark and Debbie Conway have managed to raise around £4,500 which will go to the Alzheimer’s Society.

“With the closure of the Alzheimer’s office in town we thought it was a good idea to raise money and keep the cause in people’s minds,” Gary said.

“Working at Bridge McFarland we have contact with families affected by the disease, it seemed a logical choice.

“We would like to thank all of the people who have supported us via sponsorship or by coming to one of our events, such as the 1940s weekend over the last six months.

“They have helped us to raise £4,000, with another £500 pledged.”

l If you still want to offer your support, you can donate via their just giving page, www.justgiving.com/bmcflakes or pop into Bridge McFarland Solicitors, in the Cornmarket.