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Quill’s charity challenge

July 2015

Sarah Lear, Quill

Sarah Lear, Quill’s Legal Technical Manager, doing the Three Peaks chalenge

Quill Pinpoint’s charity committee, Project QP, has completed its biggest challenge... no less than Yorkshire’s Three Peaks in one day.

At 25 miles long, a collective 1,600 metres of ascent and descent, and large areas which necessitated rock climbing, the walk presented as much of a psychological challenge as a physical feat of endurance.

A quarter of Quill’s staff participated in the 16th May event so it was a real team effort.

With some serious soul searching, its hikers finished the course in under 11 hours, some within a staggeringly short 9-hour time frame, much faster than the original 12-hour deadline.

Of all Project QP’s fundraisers to date, the Three Peaks has raised a record total for its chosen beneficiary, the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Currently standing at over £3,500, donations have reached 140% of target.

Wilton Centre resident, Sarah Lear, Quill’s Legal Technical Manager, said: “I was excited to take on the challenge but I also knew it was going to be hard.

“To help prepare and improve my fitness I increased my gym attendance and upped the distance and intensity of walking round the hills near my home in Guisborough.

“The challenge itself was gruelling, but I made it round in 10 hours 44 minutes, exhausted but very happy and extremely proud to have supported such a good cause.”

Donations can still be made at www.justgiving.com/ProjectQP.

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