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Preston car dealership employees raise thousands for cancer charity in memory of dearly-missed colleague

Posted on - 2nd July, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Cottam, Lostock Hall, Preston Docks, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
Bowker Motor Group charity challenge team
Colleagues from the family-owned company walked for popular colleague ‘Crowey’

More than 20 car dealership employees have completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in memory of a much-loved colleague.

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Staff at Bowker Motor Group, which has a dealership near Preston Docks, organised the challenge in memory of popular colleague Paul ‘Crowey’ Crowhurst who sadly passed away last year.

The team successfully completed the 24-mile, 5,200-feet climb in around 12 hours and raised over £4,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall.

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The iconic Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Bowker Motor Group staff first joined forces to tame the Yorkshire Three Peaks in 2010. On that attempt, Crowey posted the quickest time of nine hours and 42 minutes.

Bowker Motor Group colleagues at Whernside
Bowker Motor Group colleagues are smiles after scaling Whernside

Challenge organiser, customer service manager, Eoghan Gilbert said: “Crowey was renowned for his fitness and charity challenges.

“He completed marathons and devoted personal time as a football coach at Springfields F.C. in Cottam too. He always had time for everyone. So it seemed like the perfect fit to devote our time to a charity challenge in his name.

“We’ve been training for this since February. Like anything worthwhile, it was a struggle for many of us. And we would rather have had Crowey climbing it with us. But we wanted to remember him as a dad, husband, brother, uncle, friend and a hugely-missed member of the Bowker Motor Group family. We hope we did him proud!”


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