STAFF from a Daresbury-based business tackled new heights as they raised more than £7,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

Imagile Professionals Services Ltd (IPSL) completed the gruelling Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge which saw a team of 36 people walk 24 miles and scale 2,000 feet in aid of charity.

The colleagues from the asset management consultancy conquered three of the largest mountains across Yorkshire; Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in under 12 hours.

This latest task for the firm, which has an office in Daresbury Park, brings the running total of charity fundraising to more than £27,000, alongside Imagile Group, in the past two years.

Kate Shaw, event organiser, said: "The Yorkshire Three Peaks was an extremely tough challenge for the whole team, but we all put in the training and I’m very pleased to say that everyone completed it and had a great time.

"We were very lucky with the weather on the day and the spectacular views at the top of each peak made it all worthwhile.

"The British Heart Foundation is a charity that means a lot to our employees, with a number of the team having seen first-hand the devastating impact heart disease can have.

"We are incredibly proud of our fundraising total and would like to thank everyone who took the time to donate."

The British Heart Foundation funds more than £100million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the potential causes, which affect one in four people in the UK.

Carolyn Reynolds, a fundraising manager at The British Heart Foundation, added: "We’d like to thank everyone who took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and raised such a fantastic amount of money for The British Heart Foundation.

"We rely on generous donations to continue the essential research we do into prevention, treatment and cure for heart and circulatory disease."