Ben Nevis climb made £80,000


Dullatur bank employee Paul Mayer is on top of the world after helping colleagues raise a fortune for the Help the Hospices charity by climbing Ben Nevis.

Bank staff from the Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks’ spent eight hours on the rugged slopes of Ben Nevis tackling rough terrain, steep climbs and snowy ground before finally crossing the boulder field to the summit cairn – the highest point in the British Isles, at 1,343m above sea level.

Jacqui Atkinson, community support manager at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, said: “We are very proud of our employees for completing the challenge and raising funds to support the valuable work of Help the Hospices.”

David Praill, chief executive of Help the Hospices, said: “As a keen hill walker, I was delighted to have the opportunity to take part in such a fun, yet physically challenging event.

“It was a fantastic experience and the team from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks showed amazing commitment to supporting Help the Hospices while trekking the Ben.

“Every step, along the sometimes treacherous terrain, has taken us closer to our fundraising target, helping support our member hospices to provide the best possible care for people approaching the end of life.”

The £80,000 raised by the event includes match funding from the Banks.