NSPCC set Ben Nevis fund-raising challenge for Angus businesses

Roger Williams (left) and George Szepietowski are training for the challenge
Roger Williams (left) and George Szepietowski are training for the challenge

Angus businesses are being challenged by the NSPCC to scale the peak of Ben Nevis this September to help raise money to tackle child cruelty.

Nadia Whitmore, NSPCC community fund-raising manager, said: “We are inviting businesses across Angus to team up and join over 100 intrepid trekkers who will climb Ben Nevis this September – raising £60,000 in sponsorship to support the NSPCC’s vital work with vulnerable children and families in Scotland and across the UK.

“The Ben Nevis trek is an ideal way to take part in a team-building challenge, so why not encourage your colleagues and friends to take part with you?”

Ben Nevis is the UK’s highest peak, standing at 1,343 metres – more than 4,400 feet. Tthe NSPCC’s Ben Nevis Challenge is set to take place between September 27, and September 29.

As well as being good fun, the trek is designed to be challenging for those of good health and fitness.

The NSPCC recommends that everyone who registers undertakes some training beforehand.

The trip will be led by experienced Discover Adventure leaders, so participants can rest assured that they will be well taken care of.

The terrain is very varied and the weather conditions can change quickly, particularly at the summit where it can get very chilly, so suitable walking boots, clothing and accessories are essential.

Registration is open to anyone over the age of 18. Each participant will pay a £75 registration fee and is encouraged to raise at least £500 sponsorship.

The tour cost includes all transfers from Glasgow, accommodation in Fort William, meals and back-up support from experienced Discover Adventure leaders.

Sign up a team for the NSPCC’s Ben Nevis Challenge, or join as an individual, by visiting www.nspcc.org.uk/bennevis, email challenges@nspcc.org.uk or phone 0844 892 1119.