Four accountants raise more than £12,000 with epic Icelandic charity trek

Mark Hildred, David Turpin, Mark East and Ken Maggs

Mark Hildred, David Turpin, Mark East and Ken Maggs - Credit: Archant

FOUR accountants climbed 3,600 feet, waded through ice-cold streams and tackled craggy lava fields and snow covered volcanoes during a gruelling three-day charity trek through Iceland.

Mark Hildred, managing partner of Moore Thompson, which has an office in Wisbech, Ken Maggs, Mark East and David Turpin raised £12,183 for the Cure Parkinson’s Trust, Teenage Cancer Trust, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Lymphoma Association.

The money raised will be split equally between the four partners chosen charities.

Mr Hildred’s father Albert died from Parkinson’s last June having fought the disease for 23 years.

He said: “It was a tough three days trekking and camping in wind, rain, sleet and snow, but it was worth it for the amazing amount that has been donated.

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“We would like to thank everyone for helping us to smash our fundraising target of £10,000.

“We know that this money is going to four fantastic charities who all do fantastic work in their fields.

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“It was certainly a great way to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.”

For information on the trek visit

Moore Thompson has offices in Spalding, Peterborough, Wisbech and Market Deeping.

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