Whatley Manor raises £2,700 for heart charity

22 June 2010 by
Whatley Manor raises £2,700 for heart charity

A team of seven staff from Whatley Manor](http://www.whatleymanor.com/) in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, has raised more than £2,700 by completing the three peaks challenge.

They completed the fund-raising event, which involved climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, within a 24 period.

The money raised was presented to the British Heart Foundation. Each member of the team has been affected by heart disease, either through the loss of a either afamily member or friend to a heart related condition. Lee Bamforth, the hotel's senior pastry chef, raised memory in memory of his father John Bamforth who died in 2009.

"The dedication to the cause and the training involved for the challenge is not to be considered lightly, however the exhilaration on completing it under 24 hours is superb," said Martin Burge, head chef and one of the team members. "We do hope that this will inspire others to take up a challenge and for a worthy cause."

The full team included Barry Holman, head gardener; Caroline Weaver, gardener; Carol Osborne, spa manager; Eloise Gordon, sales and marketing manager; Martin Burge, head chef; Lee Bamforth, senior pastry chef; and Ian Weaver, director of the sponsor, Stoneham Flagstones.

Donations to Whatley Manor's fund for the British Heart Foundation can be made here until 30 June 2010.

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By Janet Harmer

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