MEMBERS of staff from an Otley GP practice have conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

Laura Law, Helen Quiney, Gemma Ellison, and Natalie Harding from Westgate Surgery took on Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough on July 21 - and completed the challenge in 11 hours and 55 minutes.

Their efforts have raised have raised £1,200 for the Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in Headingley, Leeds which cares for people with life-threatening illness.

The sponsorship money has easily outstripped the group's original target of £1,000, with more still coming in.

Practice Co-ordinator at Westgate Surgery, Helen Quiney, said: "We are so happy to have completed the challenge in under our 12-hour target, but what's most pleasing is the awareness we have managed to raise so far for Wheatfields.

"Not only does the hospice treat more conditions than any other UK charity, they also provide support in the community, taking time to understand the small things that help that person live the fullest life they can.

"Fundraising is so important to ensure they can be there for people at the most difficult time of their lives.

"We are so happy that we could raise awareness for a great cause and are incredibly grateful to all those who donated! It made it all worth it."

Gemma Ellison from the surgery added: "I’m sure we will be aching for a few days now.

"However, that was a walk in the park compared to the tireless efforts of the staff members at Wheatfields Hospice.

"We are just happy we could bring some awareness to the admirable work going on at the hospice.”

Donations can still be made online at the Westgate Warrior’s Just Giving page - .