Three members of Ison Harrison staff, along with friends and family, are taking on one of the biggest challenge of their lives in the next few days, all in the name of raising funds for a brilliant local charity.

Emma Garfitt, Lucy Holt and Gareth Forster are taking on the Lyke Wake Walk on Saturday June 24th, a 40-mile hike across the North Yorkshire moors in aid of the Leeds Community Foundation. The trio are aiming to raise £1500 for the charity and hope to complete the walk in less than 14 hours. While all three have been in training for their latest escapade, they are no strangers to a challenge, having successfully completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks last summer.

Meet The Team

Both Emma and Lucy are qualified solicitors in our wills and probate department and they are joining up with Gareth and a fourth member of the team, Mike Peel, a Practice Director and our IT specialist, who is helping out by taking charge of the accompanying rescue vehicle. All being well, this won’t be needed, but certainly the group – backed by friends and family coming along to join in – have taken on a huge challenge and deserve all the support they can muster.

The Lyke Wake Walk starts in Osmotherley just north of Thirsk and travels directly across to the east coast where it ends in Ravenscar, just south of Robin Hood’s Bay. Along the way there are some glorious views taking in the very best of Yorkshire’s endless greenery and rolling hills, such as on Fylingdales Moor, with streams, train lines and plenty of pubs en route to distract you from the seemingly never-ending journey to the other end.

An Early Start

Emma and co are making a very early start of it as they attempt to cover the cross country route all in daylight. Of course they are picking the best time to do this, just three days after the longest day, but a scheduled 4.30am start is still required to make sure they make it to th
e other end before it gets dark.

The Leeds Community Foundation relies on businesses and individuals for its funding, and this generosity enables them to progress projects to help social enterprises and community groups. Ison Harrison support many charity groups, but this is a particularly important one for us as Leeds is at the heart of Ison Harrison. As the location of our Head Office, we are keen to ‘give something back’ to our community and we have always felt it is important not just to be visible in the community but to also offer a valuable service, and be seen to be a central part of the community. That is how we run our business and all our individual offices around Leeds and the Yorkshire area further afield.

So good luck to Emma, Lucy and Gareth and please support them in any way you can. Click here to donate to our fundraising page.


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