29th Jun, 2022

Wigley Goup doubles fundraising target to hit Three Peaks jackpot

AN initial fundraising target of £1,000 was doubled by a group of keen climbers that completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

Colleagues at the Wigley Group raised £2,012 for Tiny Tim’s Children’s Centre in Coventry after successfully scaling Yorkshire’s three highest peaks in under 12 hours.

Tiny Tim’s provides free complimentary treatment to children and young people with disabilities, health problems, and special needs.

The money raised from the event will go towards providing therapy sessions – which cost £25 each.

James Ellerington, head of asset management at the Wigley Group, said: “We didn’t expect to raise so much.

“Everyone from friends and family to colleagues and contacts dug really deep as Tiny Tim’s is such a good cause.

“The challenge was more difficult than any of us had anticipated and everyone in the team pulled together to make sure we completed it.

“It was a great experience and we’re all thrilled and thankful for the amount raised.”

Claire Lynch, Louis Smith, Lee Hopkins, Alexis Considine, Alan Greenway, James Davies, and James Ellerington made up the team.

Sarah Hemings, centre manager at Tiny Tim’s, said: “It was an amazing effort by the Wigley Group and we really appreciate their efforts to raise such a fantastic amount.

“The treatment we provide in physiotherapy, massage therapy, Bowen therapy, reflexology and occupational therapy can make a huge difference to the children and their families.

“As a small charity, we rely heavily on donations to provide the treatment.

“Last year we completed 4,000 therapy sessions and the money raised by The Wigley Group will pay for 80 more.”

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