Team CNG 'climbs Everest' twice for Martin House

4 July 2017

Our latest charity challenge saw the team scale over 77,500 feet, that’s two and a half times the height of Mount Everest, in honour of the 30th anniversary of Martin House – Hospice Care for Children and Young People.

The ‘Staircase Challenge’ – which saw participants complete more than 315,000 steps – was born from a desire to do something a little fun and unusual to raise funds for the hospice. We vowed to do as many steps as we could over the course of a day and we think we did pretty well!

Turnout was strong, with 142 team members stepping in relay for over six hours in their finest fancy dress. The final count was enough steps to have climbed the world’s tallest building The Burj Khalifa in Dubai approximately 28 times or walk up the Empire State Building an impressive 62 times. Funds raised are edging towards the first milestone of £10k, with plans to extend the campaign to hit a £30k target in line with the anniversary.

Martin House provides family-led care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, supporting families from across West, North and East Yorkshire.  The funds raised will go to support the amazing work being done both at the Hospice and in the community.

Paul Waite, Sales and Marketing Director at CNG said: “We wanted to help Martin House celebrate 30 years of invaluable care and support by doing something just the right amount of silly and gruelling. Steps sound simple, but this many took stamina! We hope to keep adding to the amount raised on the day until we can hand them a cheque for 30k, one for each year of their incredible work.”

John Haigh, Corporate Fundraiser from Martin House added: “CNG is one of our most dynamic corporate supporters in this, our 30th anniversary year. It was a real privilege to see such energy levels from a whole variety of ages and athletic capabilities, all cheered on by our mascot Mary Bear.

“The funds raised are still coming in, but what we know is that the CNG team, already long term supporters of Martin House, will continue to do their best to support the more than 550 local children with life limiting conditions, and their families, who are cared for and supported by Martin House each year.

“We could not do what we do at Martin House without people like Team CNG, and we are deeply grateful for their support.”

If you would like to support this amazing cause, please click here to donate.

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