Management and staff from Overgate are set to take fundraising to new heights as they prepare to climb Britain’s highest mountain; Ben Nevis.
The ambitious endeavour is being undertaken on the 12th of June by Centre Manager Malcolm Angus and three members of the Overgate team; Darren Farningham, Jim Walker and Metta Ramsay, and is part of a company-wide annual charity day.
With the exception of Malcolm, all of the team are climbing novices but with each step taken up the 1,345 metres high mountain benefiting Overgate’s own charity Help for Kids, as well as Great Ormond Street Hospital, motivation levels are high to raise as much as possible.
To support the Overgate team with the transportation of their luggage to and from Fort William, Dundee’s John Clark BMW Dealership are also generously loaning an X5 SUV, providing comfort and space that will no doubt be greatly appreciated by the burgeoning climbers!
Now with less than two weeks to go, a final fundraising push is underway by the team. Over £1,000 has been raised so far and the hope is that this total can be exceeded further over the coming days with any and all levels of donations being gratefully welcomed.
Anyone in a position to donate can do so through the dedicated page:
Speaking ahead of the big day, Malcolm Angus, Centre Manager, Overgate said,
“Climbing Ben Nevis will a formidable challenge but myself and the team have been training hard so we are confident we will all make it to the top!
“Help for Kids is a fantastic charity supporting those in need within the local community and with less than two weeks to go we are putting out this final ‘call for support’ to everyone who might be in a position to make a donation, large or small. Every contribution is appreciated.
“To everyone who has helped us exceed £1,000 so far, thank you. Gratitude also to the John Clark Dealership for supporting us with the loan of an SUV. We look forward to sharing our pictures after the 12th of what will no doubt be an unforgettable experience!”