Property staff step out of comfort zone

Strutt & Parker Northern offices staff who took on the Coast to Coast walk to raise money for Great Ormand Street Hospital.
Strutt & Parker Northern offices staff who took on the Coast to Coast walk to raise money for Great Ormand Street Hospital.

PROPERTY professionals left the comfort of their offices behind to step out into the northern countryside.

A total of 34 staff from Strutt and Parker’s northern offices of Morpeth, Harrogate and Northallerton put their best feet forward to take on the Coast to Coast Walk in aid of the Great Ormand Street Hospital.

The team, many of whom were unfamiliar with long-distance walking, battled through torrential rain to complete the 182-mile challenge, walking through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

So far the staff have raised £16,300 of their £20,000 target, which is part of Strutt and Parker’s overall drive to collect £100,000 for the children’s hospital this year to help fund a new neuroscience wing.

Anyone wishing to make a donation should send cheques payable to Great Ormand Street Hospital to Gill Thompson at Strutt and Parker, 1-3 Oldgate, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1PY, or visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/struttandparkernorth