McCarron Coates puts his heart and mind behind a charity challenge

ETwenty members of the team at award-winning Yorkshire insurance brokers, McCarron Coates, completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for a local charity.

The team, made up of McCarron Coates directors, brokerage and administration staff and the in-house claims department, raised more than £2,800 for the Child’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) by completing the challenge.

This involved climbing the Pennine peaks of Pen-y-Ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres) in less than 12 hours. The team completed the mission between 9.5 hours and 11 hours.

The charity that the money goes to supports the hearts, minds, families and futures of those living with congenital heart disease. It does this by providing funding for the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit and ensuring it can continue to be a world-class center of excellence.

CHSF provides life-saving medical equipment to the unit, parent accommodation for families and vital resources on the ward. Some of its money also funds staff training, scientific research and new clinical roles.

Each year it supports more than 17,000 infants, children and adults living with congenital heart disease (CHD).

The McCarron Coates team found the physical walk and mountain climb challenging but doable, all determined to complete it to ensure a four-figure sum for CHSF.

Director Paul Coates says: “We undertake a variety of charity challenges throughout the year, both as individuals and as a business, and this one is very close to our hearts. We are delighted to have raised such a good amount for the charity and know it will make a difference in some way.”

Donations can still be accepted through the Just Giving page.

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