Taylor Patterson pull on their running and walking shoes for East Lancashire Hospice

Three of Taylor Patterson’s team have decided to attempt an extreme challenge by taking on the famous Yorkshire three peaks.

However, they won’t be walking as they have instead decided to run the 24 miles and 7,000 feet of hills.

One of Taylor Patterson’s newest recruits, Graeme Marshall came up with the idea and was quickly joined by directors James Thompson and Chris Bardin. The trio, who are approaching the final stages of their training, will be aiming to complete the run on the weekend of the 12th/13th July.

Chris Bardin said: “This challenge has been nicknamed the 6.08 to Yorkshire because of the 608 miles of training each of us will need to complete in order to be ready for the big day but also the target we have set ourselves to complete the route – 6 hours and 8 minutes.

Gillian Bardin launched the Taylor Patterson Charity Committee in 2007 and so far this team has raised over £30,000 for local charities. The fact we are doing this for our charity of the year, East Lancashire Hospice, has given us the inspiration to keep up all the training.

Strictly Starlight Walk

A team of 8 ladies from Taylor Patterson will be putting on their walking shoes for a girly night out, as part of the East Lancashire Hospice Strictly Starlight sponsored walk.

It’s the hospice’s biggest fundraising event in their 30th anniversary year, and the girls are looking forward to a enjoying a great night out whilst raising vital funds to care for patients and their families.

The walk takes in an 8 mile route in Blackburn and the surrounding areas with the team all hoping to complete the route in around 2 hours.

Louise Potter, director at Taylor Patterson, said: “As a group of ladies we never turn down a night out, so its great that we can have fun together whilst raising money for our nominated charity. The men in the office are taking on the challenge of running The Yorkshire Three peaks, just the thought of this got me out of breath so being able to spend the evening with a sociable group of girls walking, chatting was more the event for me!” If you would like to help support either event and make a donation on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice please visit Taylor Patterson’s JustGiving page, visit – http://www.justgiving.com/Taylor-Patterson-Group-Ltd-2014