Ten Harrogate teams, including local businesses have jointly raised around £5k for local patients of all ages in a foam and water drenched fundraiser.

The knockout challenge will support children on the Woodlands children’s ward and help Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity further enhance the level of care for fellow patients at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT).

Synergy Automotive came out top after taking on teams from Techbuyer, the ophthalmology podiatry departments from HDFT and Harrogate and District Clinical Commissioning Group  in the fast-moving event.

The challenge will also help Harrogate District Hospital’s Paediatric Outpatient Department – which treats infants and children up to 16 – to purchase vital equipment.

David Fisher, community and events fundraising manager, said: “Well done and an enormous ‘thank you’ to all 100 participants who were great sports, raising funds for vital equipment.

The money raised by Synergy Automotive will enable us to purchase new state-of-the-art vital signs monitors, which will reduce the number of false alarms, and can lead to earlier discharge of our younger patients.”

Paul Parkinson, Synergy MD, said: “Our team thoroughly enjoyed the healthy competitive spirit and camaraderie of the slippery challenge which achieved a fantastic joint result from all the teams involved. We’re delighted to support the children’s outpatients department and its dedicated team who work tirelessly for the children they care for.”

The leading vehicle leasing provider also tackled the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge this summer to enable the department to purchase two special monitors for diagnosing wide-ranging conditions.

Marking its most successful year to date, Synergy has recently been named the UK’s number 1 leasing broker by industry body, the Leasing Broker Federation (LBF). The business has also retained its Best Medium Leasing Broker and Best Medium Leasing Broker Customer Service titles from the LBF.