TWO Huddersfield-based charities have received £2,500 to share following a fundraising effort.
Employees at four businesses raised the cash for Kirkwood Hospice and the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust by taking part in the Walk a Marathon campaign last autumn.
The firms involved were accountants Revell Ward, law firms Chadwick Lawrence and Eaton Smith, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Eaton Smith and Debt Collection Services.
The cheques – totalling £2,471.50 – were presented by John Wilson and Matthew Bestwick, of event organiser Revell Ward, to Kate Leadbeater, of the hospice, and Helen Mervill, of the Laura Crane trust.
The 26-mile trek took walkers from Huddersfield town centre and along the canalside to Marsden before returning via Wessenden Head, Holme, Hepworth, New Mill, Thurstonland and Farnley Tyas.
Mr Bestwick said: “We were delighted that we had the chance to organise such an event for two fantastic local charities.”
Revell Ward partner Karen Borowski said: “Our employees are one of our most important assets and this is an ideal way for us as a company to give something back.”