A group of work colleagues from Newcastle completed a gruelling trek through the Grand Canyon to raise £3,407.62 for St. Oswald’s Hospice.

The eleven strong team, from The High Street Group, travelled to Arizona in the USA and tackled tough terrain, wildly changing weather and the odd blister on the 50 mile excursion.

Sonali Craddock, Marketing Director with The High Street Group said  “The challenge really tested all of our physical and mental limits but knowing that we were raising money for such an excellent cause drove us on.  It was a spectacular experience and we are delighted to have handed over the cheque to help the hospice continue the fantastic work it does in the region.”

St. Oswald’s Hospice, based in Gosforth, provides essential care for people living with an incurable condition and provides support for their families.

Lucy Smith, Senior Fundraiser at the hospice said: “We want to say a huge thank you to the team from The High Street Group for choosing to fundraise for us. Their Grand Canyon adventure sounds like it was a real challenge and we are delighted that they were able to complete it and raise vital funds for the hospice.

“We need to raise over £7 million each year to continue providing hospice care to local adults, young people and children. We simply couldn’t continue with our work without the support of local businesses like The High Street Group.”

With its headquarters in Cuthbert House, Newcastle, The High Street Group was established by successful entrepreneur Gary Forrest in 2004.  It has grown to become a leading financial and property group employing over 50 people in activities including property development, developer finance and financial claims.

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