Team from White Cross vets hope to raise £2,500 by taking part in gruelling Lake District charity triathlon challenge.

A team of six from White Cross Vets’ practices in Guiseley and Roundhay will take part in a triathlon-style challenge on September 7, 2013 in a bid to raise £2,500 for Guide Dogs.

The Coniston Challenge will see the team head to the Lake District to climb Coniston Old Man, which is one of the highest fells in the Lake District, before completing a 12km bike ride through Grizedale Forest and then kayaking a mile across Coniston Water.

Amanda Hatfield, head nurse at White Cross Vets in Guiseley, said: “Although this is going to be a challenging event, it’s for a fantastic cause, which will definitely make it worthwhile. 

“Working for a family-run vets means we’re all naturally passionate about pets and we regularly care for lots of guide dog puppies and working guide dogs, so when we decided to set ourselves a challenge for charity, Guide Dogs was the obvious organisation to support.”

As well as generating sponsorship, the team is holding fund-raising events in the company’s Guiseley and Roundhay practices including selling home-made bags of sweets, holding a competition to guess the name of a guide dog puppy and running a raffle to win a wide range of vouchers donated by local businesses.

Anyone wanting to sponsor the White Cross Vets team can to the White Cross justgiving page or call Amanda Hatfield on 01943 873147.

(left to right) Karen Manners, Amanda Hatfield, Hayley Thompson, Nicola Bond and Nikola Morrison.

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