Employees from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks successfully trekked through the Lake District to raise more than £100,000 for the Banks’ charity partner Hospice UK.

The 110-strong team – including 26 employees from across Yorkshire and Humberside – embarked on the 26-mile fundraising challenge on Friday 7 September in a bid to add to the £6 million which the banks have already raised for hospice care.

The expedition took up to 12 hours to complete as the hikers tracked varied terrain travelling through some of the country’s most breath-taking scenery along the way.

Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of Hospice UK, who also participated in the hike, said: “Taking part in this exhilarating event alongside employees from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks was a really memorable experience. It was a great team effort and we got to enjoy some stunning scenery in the Lake District along the way.

“We are hugely grateful to the dedicated staff from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks who always go the extra mile in support of hospice care and who make a big difference to the lives of people with life-limiting conditions and their families.”

Helen Drury, Community and Partnerships Manager for the Banks, said: “This is an amazing achievement by each and every person who took on the marathon hike challenge. Well done to the team on completing the challenge and the money raised will provide our charity partner with vital financial support in delivering its invaluable services.

“In the ten years since we began the partnership our employees have given thousands of volunteering hours to hospices across the country and, through events like this, have raised more than £6 million for this vital cause.”

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have worked with Hospice UK since 2008. Throughout the partnership employees have contributed over 40,000 volunteering hours to their local hospices.

For further information about Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ charity partnership with Hospice UK, visit www.cbonline.co.uk or www.ybonline.co.uk

For further information about Hospice UK, visit www.hospiceuk.org