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Dartmoor trek to raise money for foundation

A group of staff from the Fareham office of wealth management company St James's Place are to attempt a Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor next month in an effort to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

The group will join teams from the company's other UK offices taking part in the challenging trek on the weekend of September 11 and 12.

They will be raising funds for the St James's Place Foundation, which puts money into initiatives for children's charities and hospices.

Last year, more than 130 people took part in the event and raised more than 80,000 for the foundation.

St James's Place helped out by stumping up 1 for every 1 raised by the walkers taking part in the challenge.

The challenge involves covering at least 10 of Dartmoor's most famous tors over a 25-mile course.

The St James's Place Foundation is a successful grant-making charity that gives funds to charities registered in the UK.

It was established in 1992 and in the last few years more than 2m has been raised annually.

In 2009, a record 2.6m was raised.

More than 80 per cent of St James's Place wealth management staff and members of its partnership make regular contributions to the foundation via a monthly covenant.

In 18 years the foundation has raised more than 18m and distributed the majority of those funds to more than 700 charities, with grants ranging from a few hundred pounds to in excess of 1m.

Anybody interested in sponsoring the Fareham team can contact the office on 01489 881400.

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