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Kreston Reeves does Three Peaks Challenge

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Kreston Reeves, one of the leading accountancy and financial services firms located across London and the South East, is delighted to announce that a group of Partners will be taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Odyssey and Cancer Research and in memory of a much-loved colleague, Bill Gardiner.

This year a team of 15 Partners from across the firm, led by Managing Partner Nigel Fright will tackle the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, all within 12 hours.  These peaks form part of the Pennine mountain range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

This is not the first time the Partners have set their sights sky high for charity!  In 2014, eight Partners completed the Three Peaks Challenge, taking on the highest mountains in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Mount Snowdon) under 24 hours. The group raised in excess of £5,000 in aid of each of the firm’s four nominated charities.

This year, to pay tribute to a valued and recently passed colleague, an enlarged team of Partners will take on this new challenge in aid of Odyssey and Cancer Research.  Bill Gardiner sadly passed away on 5 April 2015, aged 51 following a battle with cancer.  Bill worked at Kreston Reeves as Maintenance Manager for over 13 years.

Nigel Fright, Kreston Reeves’ Managing Partner said, “Last year the Challenge really pushed our levels of fitness and fortitude to the limit and put the preceding months of training and preparation to the test.  Making the commitment to train together around our busy work schedules helped us to understand the team’s strengths and weaknesses, which enabled us to work so well together when things got tough.  Climbing Snowdon totally in the dark, up and down, with strong mist and only four feet visibility is a fond memory for us all now.

This year, strengthened in numbers, we are particularly determined to raise as much money as possible for Odyssey and Cancer Research in tribute to Bill.  Bill was an incredibly valued colleague and friend to a large number of people here.  He was a big character who was always very willing to help everyone he knew.  He will be sorely missed.   

We always strive to significantly contribute to our local communities and charities in various fundraising activities and through time commitment support and will continue to find even more ways to do this”.

Author:Kreston Reeves