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Leeds Three Peaks challenge team raises £2,000

A team of 10 colleagues from Leeds Building Society’s Internal Audit team successfully climbed the Yorkshire Three Peaks, raising £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.

The team walked 24.5 miles, with a combined climb of 2150m, up the mountains of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough within their target time of 12 hours.

They have raised £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Society - including £670 in matched funding from Leeds Building Society.

Daniel McGrath from Internal Audit said: “Our intrepid band of mountaineers successfully climbed the three highest peaks in Yorkshire. There are a few aches and pains today, but I guess that’s the sign of a good challenge.

“We chose Alzheimer’s Society because of the difference we know it can make to people’s lives. We are delighted to have raised £2,000 in total, and would like to thank everyone who has sponsored us and Leeds Building Society for providing matched funding.”

Any remaining donations can be made via the team’s justgiving address at


Notes to Editors

Pictured in front of the viaduct by Whernside (From L-R) are:  Graeme McRitchie, Joanna Kneafsey , Karen Bassett , Daniel McGrath , David Bews , Tony Roberts , Nick Green , Sarah Frost and Becky Simmons .