P+HS Architects Relay Team Triumphs for Charity

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P+HS Architects Relay Team Triumphs for Charity

We did it! Our team crossed the finish line in our fantastic Summer Challenge on Friday evening.

Organised as part of our 40 years celebrations the challenge was designed to include all our offices and colleagues in raising funds for a charity – The Trussell Trust. And what an amazing two days of teamwork it was!

Hats off to the route planners: Brad Spencer and Steve Hatcher who did an amazing job coordinating all the volunteers to cover the entire route from Manchester to Newcastle, calling at Leeds and Stokesley as well as several P+HS projects along the way. All without the use of motorised transport and travelling day and night, the team cycled, ran, kayaked, scootered, walked and scrambled along the miles through cities, villages, and the stunning countryside of Greater Manchester, West and North Yorkshire, County Durham, South Tyneside and Tyne and Wear arriving at the iconic millennium bridge in Newcastle at 18:03pm on Friday.

When we were considering how we would mark our fortieth year, we wanted to celebrate our team, and the impact of the body of work that we have delivered to date, but we also wanted to make a difference to others outside of our work and practice. The Trussell Trust charity was chosen for the support it provides to people in the UK who are facing the daily challenges of poverty and we are delighted to be well on the way towards our target! There’s still plenty of time to make your donation if you haven’t yet been able to, so please if you can, support this worthy cause! Just follow the link to our Just Giving page.

Director Phil Bentley who has led the fortieth year activities commented: "Over the course of two days our amazing team came together to show what can be achieved when we work as one. The level of planning, time invested and physical commitment was fantastic to see and to be doing this for our nominated charity made the event very special. The generosity shown by our clients, friends and former colleagues has allowed to raise a substantial amount of money that will make a huge difference to those most in need."

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