Stagecoach Manchester head office staff laced up their walking boots to take part in a 25km hike, raising money for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in the process.
The group, which consisted of Nicky Park, Andrew Howard-Smith, Heidi Goodwin, Anthony Fox, Kayley Bowes, Sachin Duggal, Tom Ollier, Adam Clark, and Tony Martin took on the challenging Dovestone Rocks Trail from Greenfield, Saddleworth via Pots and Pans War Memorial, Ashway Rocks, Chew Reservoir and back to Greenfield; a stretch which took in scenic views across the North West, and raised £1,800 for Stagecoach Manchester’s charity of the year.
The trail saw the team tackle rock climbing, downhill scrambling, streams and swamps as well as blisters and nettle stings which made the task all the more difficult.
The money raised will form part of Stagecoach’s annual donation to the charity, which is collected through the generosity of customers and its own staff for challenges that Stagecoach personnel take on at various stages throughout the year.
Commenting on the event, Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Elisabeth Tasker said: “The head office team which took on the challenge worked equally as hard on the fundraising element as they did tackling the trail and it’s great to see all of their hard work has been rewarded with a big final figure.
“We’re always encouraging our staff to challenge themselves and I’d like to thank the team for their dedication and commitment in raising money for such a worthwhile cause.”