6th Dec, 2016

District manager joins dozens of employees during charity Yorkshire hike

Shaun Reynolds 3rd Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A DISTRICT manager at Yorkshire Bank, Coventry, joined dozens of colleagues and keen walkers to raise thousands of pounds for a national charity.

Curt Price joined more than 120 employees from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, who trekked along the Nidderdale Way to raise more than £90,000 for Hospice UK, the Banks’ charity partner.

The team embarked on the fundraising challenge on Friday (September 16) – completing more than five million steps during the 26mile hike to celebrate the £5 million fundraising milestone already reached for hospice care.

Taking 12 hours to complete, the expedition saw hikers trek on varied terrain and travel through some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery in the Yorkshire Dales.

Curt, who works as district manager in Yorkshire Bank’s Coventry branch, successfully completed the trek which celebrated eight years of partnership between Yorkshire Bank and Hospice UK.

Throughout the partnership, employees have also contributed over 37,000 volunteering hours to their local hospices.

Tracey Bleakley, chief executive at Hospice UK, said: “Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have become part of the Hospice UK team over the last eight years.

“We couldn’t be more grateful for this new marathon effort and all the support the Banks have given us.

“We simply couldn’t help make sure people get the best end of life care possible without support like theirs.”

Visit www.hospiceuk.org for further information about Hospice UK.