ACCOUNTS staff from a Huddersfield firm have raised almost £3,000 for charity by taking part in a fundraising walk in Edinburgh.
Employees (from left) Louise Wibberley, Lara Dare, Lynn Dare and Gemma O’Toole, of Kirkburton-based CoGri Group, were joined by Val Dyson (right), a fellow member of Colne Valley Ladies Circle for The MoonWalk to raise cash for Breast Cancer Research.
Kate Atkins, a member of CVLC was unable to join them as planned as she contracted acute tonsillitis. However, she is determined to complete her 26.2 mile walk around Huddersfield when she is better.
Completing the midnight walk was a particular achievement for Louise – who was still recovering from a broken leg sustained during training!
Lynn Dare, financial director at CoGri Group, said: “The whole atmosphere was brilliant. We were stopped by people on the streets who were handing their cash over when we told them what we were doing. For one man, it meant a lot to him as his wife died of breast cancer. This made us even more determined and made all the blisters worthwhile.”
CoGri Group, which provides industrial flooring, is still accepting donations to swell the charity fund further. Go to www.walkthewalkfundraising. org/cvlc_cogri_girls 0RW