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  • Conquering the Yorkshire Three Peaks

    And raising £30,785 and counting….

    (You can still donate here!)

    For the past few months we’ve been raising money for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. In order to raise the money our team decided to walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

    We completed the walk yesterday in 9hrs 15 minutes. Our team were up bright and early and had completed the first peak before most of the country was out of bed! We’re sure many of you have conquered the peaks, it can be tough at times, but what pushed our team right to the end was the knowledge that we’d raised over £30,000 for the hospital.

    For those of you that don’t know, we chose to support the hospital after an employee’s niece was treated at the hospital for leukaemia. Unfortunately she didn’t recover and she lost her life at the age of 11.

    Sarah and Caroline, who run Skipton Properties alongside their father, Brian, were given a tour of the hospital. They were blown away and decided to commit to raising £30,000 for the hospital’s charity to mark the company’s 30th birthday this year.

    We asked suppliers, friends and family to help us reach the target, which we reached just before we embarked on the walk. We’re absolutely delighted we were able to raise such a large amount of money and want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us. We couldn’t have done it without all the support we have received.

    At Skipton Properties it’s very important to us to be able to give back to the community. We’ve already given away £7,000 to local charities in around Skipton, North Yorkshire, through our Community Grants scheme. We hope to be able to continue this community support for years to come.

    We wish everyone a very happy Sunday and thank everyone again for all the support.

    If you would like to donate you can do so here.

    More images of our walk to follow!


  • Walking for children

    Childrens Hospital Logo 3aSkipton Properties walks the Yorkshire Three Peaks on the 25th June

    On the 25th June the team at Skipton Properties will be throwing on walking boots and taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children’s Charity.

    We chose to support the hospital because a colleague’s niece lost her battle to leukaemia last year at the age of 11. We recently donated £5,000 to the charity and took a tour of the hospital to see where the money would be spent. We were very impressed and would like to do more for them.

    Our target

    We are turning 30 this year and to honour this achievement we would like to raise £30,000 for the charity! It may seem a large figure but if every one of our suppliers were to donate, this figure no longer seems unachievable.

    Getting to know Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

    Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital has 371 beds and treats over 220,000 patients every year, not only from across the entire North West region but also nationally and internationally. As the largest single site children’s hospital in the UK, the hospital offers specialist services including bone marrow transplantation and paediatric intensive care. The hospital also has the UK’s largest specialist burns unit which treats over 450 children and young people with burn injuries every year.

    The NHS can only provide so much. Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity plays a vital role in raising additional funds for the hospital. The charity’s mission is to support excellence in the treatment, research and care provided to patients, making a real difference to the children and young people in their care, ensuring patients receive the highest quality treatment in the very best surroundings. Donations are used to support the purchase of specialist equipment to diagnose and treat young patients more quickly and easily, funding pioneering medical research to increase understanding of children’s illnesses and the very best ways to treat them, and creating a child-friendly environment allowing children to feel welcome and at ease.

    Would you like to help?

    We are in the process of asking all of our suppliers to dig deep, bit if you also would like to donate, and help children from all across the North West, then you can do so on our Just Giving page which can be found here:

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    Please donate whatever you can afford and help make a difference to the thousands of patients cared for by the hospital each and every year.

    Thank you for your support.

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