Melton hiker Sophie scales the peaks with work colleagues to raise £138 for charity

Branch Managers Sam Fleming (Cleethorpes, far left), David Ellis (North Hykeham) and Richard Copestake (Grantham) join Sophie Brooks (Melton, right) with her charity walk across the peaks 
PHOTO: Supplied
Branch Managers Sam Fleming (Cleethorpes, far left), David Ellis (North Hykeham) and Richard Copestake (Grantham) join Sophie Brooks (Melton, right) with her charity walk across the peaks PHOTO: Supplied
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A Melton hiker has walked across the Peak District with work colleagues to raise funds for charity.

Sophie Brooks, the branch manager at the town’s Nottingham Building Society, finished a 12 kilometre trek in just three hours, walking from Over Haddon, near Bakewell, to raise funds for charity SportsAid.

She was accompanied by a team of three other branch managers from the Nottingham Building Society.

She said: “When we think of our SportsAid stars we are reminded of the dedication and commitment they show to their sports. So, we decided that yet again, a physical challenge was the one for us.

“The boots definitely took a battering but we were helped out on the day by a fantastic group of friends and family who helped us raise £138 and counting.

“The money we raise helps with all the costs that athletes face including their travel to competitions and training.

“Although we took on a similar challenge last year, we had a proper route this time which helped. I am really hoping this could become an annual thing.”

The building society has been working with the charity since 2013 and during that time, has supported 95 aspiring athletes including Rio Paralympic hopeful Mark Conway and Junior Team GB triathlete Olivia Mathias.