Walkers feel the heat to raise funds for Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services (From The Advertiser Series)
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Walkers feel the heat to raise funds for Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services
FUNDRAISERS braved soaring temperatures to complete an eight-mile sponsored walk to boost funds for a charity which supports rural farmers.
About 20 people took part in the event, which raised more than £1,100 for Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services (Utass), based in Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham.
The walkers included members of staff from rural estate agent George F White and Utass supporters. They completed a circular route from High Force.
Diane Spark, Utass project manager, said: “It was so hot on the day we did it – probably the hottest of the summer.”
She said the money will help cover day-to-day running costs.
“It costs a lot to do the basics for some 450 farm households – even just sending out mail – but it is the basics that are the essential bit really.”
Robyn Peat, George F White partner, said the company planned to continue its support for Utass.
This will include another sponsored walk next spring, starting and finishing in Holwick.
Anyone interested in taking part should contact Utass on 01833-641010.
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