Humphrey takes it to the very top

Local estate agency chain Gascoigne Halman took the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity’s mascot, Humphrey, to new fundraising heights when he accompanied the team on a walk up Kinder Scout.

This was the generous estate agent’s fifth fundraiser in their year-long quest to raise money for this very worthwhile charity.

Staff from across Gascoigne Halman’s 17 offices participated, along with their families and canine friends, raising a total of £350.

This takes the total raised by the estate agent so far this year to £8,066.

The enthusiastic walkers met Humphrey at the Sportsman’s Inn at Hayfield on a wet Sunday but the rain didn’t put them off and they put their best feet forwards to head up Kinder Scout, taking in the stunning scenery as they went.

Gascoigne Halman’s fundraising kicked off with a ‘loose change amnesty’ in April followed by a Bakethon in June. An Olympic baton relay and skydive took place over the summer followed by the recent Kinder Scout walk.

John Halman, managing director of Gascoigne Halman, said: “Once again the team has turned out to take part in a fundraising event.

“Despite the poor weather, we had a super day and Humphrey really enjoyed the outing.

“We were so glad he was able to join us, he’s really fit!”

A Santa Dash is planned for December.