Guiseley vets staff take on triple-hit challenge

Ilkley Gazette: Five members of the White Cross team taking part in the event are, from left, Karen Manners, Amanda Hatfield, Hayley Thompson, Nicola Bond and Nikola Morrison.  Also taking part but not in the picture is Dawn Franks Five members of the White Cross team taking part in the event are, from left, Karen Manners, Amanda Hatfield, Hayley Thompson, Nicola Bond and Nikola Morrison. Also taking part but not in the picture is Dawn Franks

A six-strong team from White Cross Vets’ practices in Guiseley and Roundhay are to take part in a gruelling triathlon-style challenge to raise £2,500 for Guide Dogs.

The group will head to the Lake District on September 7 to attempt the Coniston Challenge. They will climb Coniston Old Man – one of the highest fells in the Lake District – before completing a 12km bike ride through Grizedale Forest and then kayaking a mile across Coniston Water.  Amanda Hatfield, head nurse at White Cross Vets in Guiseley, said: “Although this is going to be a challenging event, it’s for a fantastic cause, which will definitely make it worthwhile.  “Working for a family-run vets means we’re all naturally passionate about pets and we regularly care for lots of guide dog puppies and working guide dogs.

“So when we decided to set ourselves a challenge for charity, Guide Dogs was the obvious organisation to support.”

As well as generating sponsorship, the team is holding a number of fundraising events in the company’s Guiseley and Roundhay practices including selling home-made bags of sweets, holding a competition to guess the name of a guide dog puppy and running a raffle to win vouchers donated by local businesses.

To sponsor the team, visit justgiving.com/teams/whitecrossvetsguiseley or call Amanda Hatfield on (01943) 873147.

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