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Leeds Three Peaks challenge team raises over £4,000

A team of 40 from Leeds Building Society’s Mortgage Lending department successfully tackled the Yorkshire Three Peaks to honour the memory of a former friend and colleague.

Bobby Williams passed away recently, after suffering from diabetes from the age of 11.

The team walked 24 miles, with a combined climb of 2,153m, up the mountains of Pen-y-Ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m) within their target time of 12 hours.

They raised £4,490 for Diabetes UK - including £1,000 in matched funding from Leeds Building Society.

Yvonne Langley-Brook, Head of Mortgage Lending at Leeds Building Society, said: “Bobby Williams was a valued colleague but, more than this, a much loved friend to many who is greatly missed.

“We decided to honour his memory with this walk, whilst raising as much awareness as possible and help to fund and aid research for this illness which affects many.

“We are therefore delighted to have raised over £4,000 in total, and would like to thank everyone who has sponsored us and Leeds Building Society for providing matched funding.”

Any further donations can be made via the team’s justgiving address at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/MLDyorkshire3peaks

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Some of the 40 strong LBS Mortgage Team volunteers

pictured L-R, Mark Hartigan, Rob Clarke, Ryan Kirk, Raman Sembi, Liam Calvey and Kevin Mowles

Please see attached, pictured L-R, Mark Hartigan, Rob Clarke, Ryan Kirk, Raman Sembi, Liam Calvey and Kevin Mowles.

Leeds Building Society has 65 branches throughout the UK, Gibraltar and Ireland and assets of £14.9bn (at 30th June 2016). The Society has operated from the centre of Leeds since 1886.

Diabetes UK is the UK’s leading diabetes charity and largest charitable funder of diabetes research. One day their relentless search for a cure will end, but until then they’ll keep providing advice and information, bringing people with diabetes together and campaigning on the issues that are important to them.