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Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa employees to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in memory of co-worker  

Two Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa team members will take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in just 12 hours, to raise money for East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and commemorate colleague, Robbie, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

On Saturday 21st September, Operations Manager, Kieron Bales and Spa Manager, Rebecca Randall, will walk 25 miles through the Yorkshire Dales and will summit the trio of peaks - Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-Y-Ghent - with all funds raised being donated to EAAA.

Each year, Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa selects a local charity to support throughout the year as part of its charity of the year initiative. This year, following a staff vote, the team chose East Anglian Air Ambulance, a service which exists to save lives by delivering highly skilled doctors and critical care paramedics by air to seriously ill or injured people across East Anglia.

Kieron Bales, Operations Manager at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, said: “I love taking on physical challenges, for me, the harder the better! I have taken part in lots of runs over the years but never anything that has involved climbing or hill walking, so I’m looking forward to being pushed out of my comfort zone. No matter how hard the challenge will be, my motivation will be remembering Robbie - raising money for such a worthy cause in his memory just feels right.”

East Anglian Air Ambulance is a 365-day-a-year helicopter emergency medical service covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. The charity is completely self-funded and all money raised comes directly from charitable donations.

Rebecca Randall, Spa Manager at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, said: “We had always planned to walk the Yorkshire Three Peaks and I feel proud to say that we are doing so whilst raising money for such a crucial charity. I have no doubt that the challenge will be tough, it will be a long 12 hours, but the memory of Robbie will get us through.”

To donate to Rebecca and Kieron, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/bedfordlodgehotel3peaks.

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