As a people-first organisation, we knew that the 30th anniversary celebrations should have a community focus, so our 300-strong team pledged to raise a minimum of £30,000 throughout this special year through a series of challenges and fundraising activities, for four selected charities.

CEO, Michael Stirrup, said: “Our organisation has always been focused on how we can support our people, our clients and our communities, so it made sense to come together and make a real difference to charities that mean something to our team.

“The charities were chosen by our people through voting, and we’re proud to be supporting local as well as national organisations.”

The charities the team is raising money for are the Alzheimer’s SocietySt Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham, Brightest Stars – which supports children and families suffering bereavement and loss, and Man On! Inverclyde, which exists to prevent suicides and enhance wellbeing.

Teams have pledged to take on several challenges including the Durham City Run Festival, a sponsored 30km walk around London, to climb Snowdon at sunrise, and take on the UK Three Peaks.

Craig Archdeacon, Head of Cyber Assurance at Waterstons explained why the team chose the three peaks: “As a cyber security division, we’ve wanted to take on this challenge for a while, but our 30th anniversary and the fundraising pledge meant now is the perfect time.

“As individuals, a team and a company, we are proud to support not only organisations close to our hearts, but also each other. This will not only challenge our physical and mental strength, but also our bonds as a team which we hope will only become stronger as a result.”

The team of 20 will take on Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in a 24-hour period on July 5th.

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