31 October 2011
A group of tadea employees completed a lung-busting mountain challenge last month to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance.
12 members of staff took part in the 20-mile Cleveland Three Peaks challenge, which was organised by the Guisborough Round Table. By taking part in the event, tadea raised over £800 for the charity.
Sarah Lee, tadea Health Projects Manager, took part in the event to help raise money for a charity close to her heart – the Air Ambulance came to the aid of her Dad last year when he suffered a heart attack.
“I didn’t get involved until the last minute,” she says. “But when I saw which charity we were raising money for, I just had to do it – even though I’m not much of an outdoor person.
“The Air Ambulance saved my Dad’s life. The doctors said that the only reason he pulled through was because he was taken to hospital so quickly.
“The walk was really hard and the day was a real challenge, but it was all worth it in the end to raise money for such a great charity,” she adds.
Marketing coordinator Gemma Fiveash also took part in the event. Like Sarah, she found the going tough but the whole event worthwhile.
“It was painful,” she says. “It was difficult and very challenging, but the pain was worth it in the end as it raised money for such a good cause.
The Great North Air Ambulance provides emergency medical cover for the North of England, North Yorkshire and Cumbria, an area of approximately 5,500 square miles and with a population of 3.5 million people.