An intrepid team of 24 Chancerygate colleagues successfully negotiated the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise £30,000 for a national charity that tackles educational inequality.
Called Action Tutoring, the London-headquartered charity offers free maths and English tutoring to disadvantaged pupils in partnership with schools through a network of more than 2,700 volunteer tutors.
Each year the tutors support around 6,200 pupils and deliver more than 67,000 pupil sessions nationwide, where usually one tutor teaches two pupils at a time.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge route is 24 miles, including 5,200 ft of ascent, and takes in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.
Richard Bains, Chancerygate managing director, said: “Action Tutoring was a natural choice of charity for us to support as it complements the work of the Chancerygate Foundation which also aims to tackle social inequalities.
“We would like to thank everyone who supported our fund raising. I would also like to praise the perseverance and determination of all 24 Chancerygate colleagues who undertook the challenge.”
Of the 24 Chancerygate colleagues that took part, a group of 18 completed the challenge in an impressive time of under 10 hours.
Susannah Hardyman, founder and CEO of Action Tutoring said: “We are very grateful to everyone at Chancerygate for raising £30,000 for our charity.
“It will enable us to unlock the potential of more children who are facing disadvantage by enabling pupils to make meaningful academic progress. We know from experience that this, in turn, opens doors to future opportunities.”
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