A team of 22 colleagues from Eddisons’ building and project consultancy division has completed the Harrogate Sprint Triathlon, raising £8,600 for the British Heart Foundation, to help fund life-saving research into heart and circulatory diseases, one of the biggest killers in the UK.

The charity was selected in support of a colleague whose father died this year due to a heart complication. Having beaten their £7,500 fundraising target, the team is now striving to smash their new goal of raising £10,000 for the charity.

This is the latest in a series of fundraising challenges by the Eddisons building and project consultancy team, which has seen them raise almost £35,000 for a number of charities over the last six years.

The triathlon challenge consisted of a gruelling 420m pool swim, a 24km cycle sprint and a 4.6km run in and around Harrogate.

“It was tough, but we did it,” said Eddisons building and project consultancy director Joseph Fitzsimmons. “There are some sore legs in the office, but it was all worth it for this amazing cause. Having beaten our target of £7,500 we are now pushing to raise over £10,000 for the British Heart Foundation.”