ACCOUNTANTS have become adventurers as they journey from Keighley to Kathmandu to raise money for Manorands.

Local accountancy firm Stirk Lambert & Co has arranged ‘virtually travel’ as an alternative to their usual support for the hospice’s annual fundraising events.

Company spokesman Steve McGevor said: “Stirk Lambert have always been a huge supporter of the Sue Ryder Manorlands hospice.

“This is both in terms of sponsorship for the Starlight Hike but also working hard behind the scenes on some of the key corporate fundraising events like the Beef & Beer Dinner and the Coniston Challenge Day - both of which have sadly been cancelled due to Covid.”

In order to help the hospice meet its £1.5 million funding gap, 25 team members from Stirk Lambert & Co have been cycling, running and walking the distance from Keighley to Nepal.

They will “travel” 6,490 miles across 15 countries within 13 weeks. After 15 days they had already reached more than 70% of their fundraising goal of £5,000 target, and by July 29 had surpassed it.

Paul Howard, from Keighley Business Improvement District, said: “We support the efforts of our town centre businesses thinking outside the box in supporting a much-loved and respected local cause.”

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