DETERMINED staff from furniture components firm Hill’s Panel Products (HPP) broke their fundraising target for Mahdlo Youth Zone through a sponsored hike in Saddleworth.
The HPP team took on the Three Peaks of Saddleworth Challenge on Saturday, July 6 to support the Oldham-based charity, which organises the annual sponsored 15-mile walk.
Dan Mounsey, HPP’s marketing manager, was part of the team which hoisted a company flag on Indian’s Head and then Pots and Pans, overlooking the hills, valleys and villages.
He said: “It was a great day and we are delighted to have broken our target of £500.
“The walk took in landmarks such as Pots and Pans, Indian’s Head and Wharmton Hill. It was a challenging but really rewarding trek with some great views.”
The team included Matt Barker, Henley Bailey and Mark Staines, all from HPP’s marketing department; Stuart Hyde and Matt Barber, both from the firm’s purchasing department; and Shaun Nolan, the company’s national contracts manager.
The charity challenge included picnic and refreshments along the route, and a post-walk barbecue at The Royal George pub in Greenfield.
Dan added: “We want to thank everyone who sponsored us including HPP trade customers, colleagues, friends and families. Every donation was welcome and helped us break our target.”
He said family-owned HPP has supported Mahdlo from its foundation, including as a corporate sponsor, hosting educational activities and practical design challenges for youngsters at the firm’s HQ on Scottfield Road.
Earlier this year, HPP attended Mahdlo’s annual Star Awards to celebrate the achievements of local youngsters from many different walks of life.
Donations can still be made online to the HPP team’s fundraising efforts: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TeamHPP
Alternatively, donations and other offers of help can be made to Claire Crossfield at Mahdlo.
216 participants completed the Saddleworth Three Peaks challenge, raising £13,000 for Mahdlo. The date for next year’s challenge has been set as July 4, 2020.
Mahdlo is also looking to get a group together to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks or the National Three Peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon). If you are interested email Claire.Crossfield@mahdloyz.org for more information.
Mahdlo Youth Zone, based on Egerton Street in Oldham, provides activities, services and support for young people aged 8-19 (up to 25 with a disability). Find out more online: www.mahdloyz.org