Yorkshire Wolds businesses raise £5,000 for charity

The teams at a Thixendale rapeseed oil business and a Hunmanby brewery put their best foot forward for a sponsored walk recently, raising £5,000 for charity.

Teams from Breckenholme (including representatives from Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, Charlie & Ivy’s, and The Honest Bean Co) and Wold Top Brewery met at Breckenholme Farm in Thixendale to walk 31 miles across the Yorkshire Wolds to Hunmanby Grange, home to Wold Top.

A team of 18 from Breckenholme participated in the walk, with six walking all 31 miles and the rest walking between eight and 23 miles to raise money for HOPING York Street Kitchen. Wold Top’s team included one member, Alex Balchin who did all 31 miles and five walkers who completed between eight and 20 miles to raise money for St. Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

Breckenholme’s co-founder Adam Palmer was one of the walkers who completed all 31 miles: “It was a great team effort from both businesses that raised an incredible amount for the respective charities. It was a fantastic day: good weather made for amazing views and it was very rewarding to see the money rolling in and to have a well-deserved pint of Wold Top at the end!” The team exceeded their £3,000 target and have raised £4,157 to date.

Wold Top’s brewery director Alex Balchin added: “St. Catherine’s is a charity very close to our heart at Wold Top as they helped to care for our co-founder Gill at home in her last few months battling cancer. There was great camaraderie en route and we all enjoyed the food and beer at the end. We were delighted to exceed our fundraising target of £500 and have raised £845 to date, with some monies still to come in. Thanks to the team at Breckenholme for organising it: it was a great success.”

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