A team are set to put their best foot forward to help raise vital funds to support a Leeds hospice.
A group of 32 employees from Morley-based delivery service Hermes have signed up to take part in the Leeds Starlight Hike in aid of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice.
The employees were spurred on by the care one of their colleague’s family had received at Wheatfields.
They are among hundreds of men and women who will take on the 10k walk through the picturesque grounds and woodland of Temple Newsam.
Hermes head of marketing Jonathan Bennett said: “We are very proud to be supporting such a worthy cause.
“At Hermes we believe that everyone has a responsibility to support the wider community.
“We are committed to contributing to charitable initiatives within the areas we operate as well as encouraging our staff to get involved.”
Sue Ryder fundraiser and organiser Joseph Clark-Bland told the YEP: “We’re delighted to have the team from Hermes taking part.
“We’ve never had a group this big.”
The YEP-backed 10k twilight walk will take place at Temple Newsam Park on September 28, and is being backed by Leeds-born Emmerdale actress Gaynor Faye.
The Starlight Hike, which aims to raise around £50,000, will set off at the slightly earlier time of 10pm.
This year, it will cost over £4m to run Wheatfields Hospice, in Headingley.
To take part in this year’s Starlight Hike, register online at www.sueryder.org/StarlightHike.
The entry fee is £15 for adults, or free for under-16s.
But Yorkshire Evening Post readers can use the code ‘YEP’ when signing up online to get 2-for-1 entry.