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Farnell raises thousands for charity

10th May 2024
Paige West

Employees at Farnell's global head office have successfully completed a challenging charity hike to raise thousands of pounds for cancer research.

On Saturday, 4th May, 17 colleagues from the Leeds-based distributor endured the typical Yorkshire weather to complete a gruelling 24-mile hike. They tackled the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough, which are part of the Pennine range in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Each member of the group ascended a total of 1,585 metres in less than 12 hours.

To date, the team has raised over £2,300 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Natalie Greenhough, Farnell Demand Planning Manager – SBC (Single Board Computers), commented: “The weather was appalling with it being wet, cold, and windy for the vast majority of the walk, but this didn’t dampen our collective spirits to support what is a fantastic cause.

“We faced the challenge head-on with energy, determination, good humour, teamwork, and success, all attributes that are not only invaluable in the workplace but were demonstrated in abundance by all of those who took part. Some of the group were even carrying injuries but showed such positivity in completing the route and we are immensely proud of what we have achieved together.”

Yorkshire Cancer Research, founded in 1925, is an independent charity dedicated to funding world-leading research that aims to pioneer early cancer diagnosis and discover new and better treatments. Annually, the charity funds £10 million worth of research into new ways to prevent cancer, find cancer sooner when it’s often easier to treat, improve treatments, and pioneer new services.

If anyone would like to contribute to Farnell’s charity fundraising efforts for Yorkshire Cancer Research, please visit the JustGiving link.

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