Ice-cool quartet raise £12,000 in trek fundraiser

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A team of accountants from Spalding and Market Deeping showed coolness under pressure to raise more than £12,000 after a three-day trek in Iceland.

Mark Hildred and Ken Maggs, from Moore Thompson Chartered Accountants, climbed through cross lava fields and crossed glacial streams with colleagues Mark East and David Turpin from the accountancy firm’s Market Deeping office.

The quartet was raising money for four separate charities and just over £3,000 each will be given to Cure Parkinson’s Trust, The Lymphoma Association, Make-a-Wish Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Moore Thompson in its current form is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the men decided to take on the trek in recognition of the firm’s landmark, with an initial fundraising target of £10,000.

Mark Hildred said: “It was a tough three days trekking and camping in wind, rain, sleet and snow but it was worth it for the amazing amount of money that has been donated.

“We would like to thank everyone for helping us to smash our fundraising target and we know this money is going to four fantastic charities who all do great work in their fields.”

Ken, also an athletics coach in Spalding, said: “This was certainly a great way to celebrate our 25th anniversary.”