On Saturday 19th September, a team from Sykes & Son Limited completed a 50km hiking challenge in the Brecon Beacons. The 50km (31 mile) route included the highest peak in South Wales; Pen Y Fan, which sits at 886 metres above sea level.

The challenge was organised to raise emergency funds for our Charity Partner, Coram’s Fields – a historic park and playground in the London Borough of Camden, that provides holistic services and support to poverty-stricken young people and families.

“With our new offices due to open shortly on the doorstep of Coram’s Fields, I couldn’t think of a more deserving charity, being there for local children and helping the community too. It felt great to be part of the walk and a highlight of the company’s efforts in supporting Coram’s Fields during these difficult times.” Gary Fleming, Senior Contracts Manager

 

This gruelling hike took just over 13 hours to complete. Congratulations to the team for completing this enormous challenge.

“A very physically demanding but rewarding day. I was proud to be part of the Sykes team, doing our bit to help a worthy cause and our soon to be near-neighbours at such a difficult time in the world”. Jon Burr, Bid Manager

 

The closure of Coram’s Fields earlier this year due to COVID-19, left the charity with an uncertain future. They need emergency funding so that they can be resilient through this crisis, and ensure that their park, playground and vital facilities are available for local families, for generations to come.

Our Sykes team have managed to raise over £6,700 for Coram’s Fields which will provide vital support for local children, young people, and families at this time.

“The whole team here at Coram’s Fields are so grateful to the Sykes & Son team. Their support this year has been second to none. The money raised through their 50km challenge will help ensure local children continue to have a place to call their own, and that we can continue to provide life-changing support for young people, many of whom are at a crisis point”. Stuart Woods, Chief Executive of Coram’s Fields