Pictured are Team Gateley
The Leeds office of national law firm Gateley Plc has raised more than £1,250 for Guide Dogs, after taking part in The Royal British Legion Major Series North.
A ten-strong team completed the 12km obstacle course in less than two hours to earn a place in the top 300. Real estate partner Phil Gregory was the first to cross the finish line in a time of 1hr 13mins, placing 25th overall.
1,200 people took part in this year’s race, which has become a regular event held in Leeds over recent years. The money raised by Gateley will go towards the Leeds office’s fundraising target of £5,000 for its nominated charity for the year, Guide Dogs.
The money will fund the cost of breeding a guide dog and the support for that dog to gain entry into one of Guide Dogs’ national training schools. As a reward, Gateley will get to name the guide dog puppy.
Gateley corporate recovery partner Rob Payne, who organised the team, said: “I am immensely proud of everyone in the Gateley team for taking on everything the Major Series could throw at them and raising so much money for such a worthy cause.
“We take for granted our ability to get ‘out and about’ both in our professional and personal lives. However, thousands of people with sight loss cannot leave their homes alone.
“With the vital assistance of the guide dogs service, visually impaired people gain freedom and mobility. Guide Dogs can only provide this service with public donations and such fundraising events.”