Staff at Barrow children's home reach summit of Ben Nevis
Last updated at 10:52, Thursday, 03 October 2013
STAFF from a children’s home in Barrow treked to the summit of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, to raise funds for charity.
Staff at Hawthwaite Lane Children’s Home in Roanhead took on the gruelling 11-mile round trip on September 28, and raised over £4,000 in the process for the NSPCC.
They completed the epic journey in seven hours alongside 60 other fundraisers for the NSPCC.
Mark Swainson, from Hawthwaite Lane Children’s Home, said: “The young people at Hawthwaite have been involved in helping to support the staff to train for the climb by engaging in various fitness challenges and helping out at the different charity events.
“It has been a great team effort not just by the walkers themselves but by other staff members and the young people from Hawthwaite.
“It was a great day for a great charity and we like to thank everybody who sponsored and supported us along the way.”
First published at 10:42, Thursday, 03 October 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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I was on that challenge too! I can't believe there were other people from Barrow there too.
Well done everyone, such a worthwhile cause.
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