SBFM raises nearly £5,000 for Against Breast Cancer with Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge

SBFM raises nearly £5,000 for Against Breast Cancer with Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge

  • July 13, 2022
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A team of colleagues from SBFM have raised thousands for Against Breast Cancer by completing a gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge.

Made up of senior directors and staff from operations, HR, finance, recruitment, payroll, sales and marketing, the team conquered the 24-mile trek in around 12 hours on Saturday 9th July.

The route saw them tackle the iconic three peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough on the day, an incredible 1,585m of ascent in a single hike.

SBFM’s team have now raised an impressive £4,307 for Against Breast Cancer, money that will fund pioneering research into new treatments, tools for earlier diagnosis and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread of breast cancer.

Working with expert scientists the charity wants to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients and ultimately, discover a vaccine against the disease.

The challenge was inspired by Group HR Director Helen Nicolson, who herself was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) in 2021 and continues to undergo treatment while still working at SBFM’s Leeds head office.

The employees responsible for raising so much money are Colin Shute, Matt Chapman, Katie Westerman, Kelly Dolphin, Agnes Becsei, Manni Suryavansi, Maclain Simpson, Emma Learmonth and Lee Robinson – ably supported by Joe Read.

Speaking about their achievement, Harry Brewis, Sports & Challenges Fundraiser at Against Breast Cancer said:

“Thank you so much for your support – we really appreciate that you have chosen to raise funds for Against Breast Cancer and well done for reaching £4,307.

Harry Brewis, Sports & Challenges Fundraiser at Against Breast Cancer

“With around 150 women a day in the UK being diagnosed with breast cancer, your support is vital in enabling us to continue our work to find a vaccine against breast cancer and to find ways to increase the survival of women and men who have the disease.”

Colin Shute, Group CEO at SBFM, added: “The SBFM team is extremely proud to have completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, especially for a charity that is so close to our hearts. Helen has been an inspiration to us all, showing unwavering bravery and resolve as she undergoes treatment while still coming into work every day with a smile on her face.

“When we heard about Helen’s diagnosis, we wanted to do something to show our support and raise much needed funds for the charity. To be able to get so close to our ambitious target of £5,000 is a fantastic achievement, and hopefully we can exceed that figure now we have completed the walk.”

You can donate to the fundraiser to congratulate the team on their Three Peaks challenge and support Against Breast Cancer by clicking here.