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Surveyors from Jones Lang LaSalle’s Regional Offices Conquer the Yorkshire Three Peaks for Charity

Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, 22nd July 2010 – Surveyors from the English regional offices of Jones Lang LaSalle have completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, successfully climbing the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in the Yorkshire Dales to raise almost £3,000 for the firm’s corporate charity Help the Hospices.

Despite rapidly changing weather conditions which ranged from sunshine to torrential rain, the nine strong team, made up of staff from the firm’s Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester offices, finished the gruelling 25 mile route under the 12 hour deadline.

Organiser, Debbie Illingworth, Senior Surveyor in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Manchester team, said: “The Three Peaks Challenge was a fantastic team effort and spirits remained high despite us all being soaked to the skin during a heavy three hour downpour of rain on the second summit, which made visibility poor and the down hill descent extremely slippy.

“We all still managed to successfully complete the challenge under the allotted time of 12 hours, meaning we have raised a fantastic amount of money for local hospices in both Manchester and Leeds.”

Notes to Editors:
The Yorkshire Three Peaks 12 hour challenge takes place in the Yorkshire Dales National Park which is dominated by the peaks of Pen-y-ghent (694 metre), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres).  The challenge is to walk a circular route of 25 miles over these three peaks in 12 hours.
The nine participants from Jones Lang LaSalle who took part in the challenge are Tom Asher, Richard Broddle, Adam Hodgson, Cathrine Harrison, David Johnson, Debbie Illingworth, Gareth Morgan, Heather Morrey and Jeff Pearey.