PETERBOROUGH, England, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Last week, 23 intrepid walkers from Thomas Cook climbed three of Yorkshire's biggest peaks, raising over GBP4,500 for the Thomas Cook Children's Charity which supports sick and disadvantaged children across the world.
The team of managers and staff from the Accrington-based Thomas Cook Cruise (http://www.thomascook.com/cruise/) Sales Centre and Peterborough head office faced wind, hail and rain but all managed to complete the challenge in less than 12 hours.
The Thomas Cook Children's Charity was set up in 2009. It works with a variety of appeals and projects for sick and disadvantaged children both here in the UK and overseas. Funds are raised by Thomas Cook's employees along with customer donations placed at time of booking and unwanted foreign currency collected onboard Thomas Cook Airlines and in retail stores. The charity is set to raise an outstanding GBP1 million in 2011.
Notes to Editors:
1. The Thomas Cooks Children's Charity was set up in 1999. Since then it has helped sick and disadvantaged children the world over. In the last four years alone Thomas Cook employees have raised GBP4 million.
About Thomas Cook UK & Ireland:
Thomas Cook UK & Ireland is the second largest leisure travel group in the UK with around 19,000 employees, a network of more than 800 high street stores (Thomas Cook and Going Places), leading websites ( http://www.thomascook.com), and some of the world's favorite travel brands.
SOURCE Thomas Cook Group PLC