We are very proud of Leigh Carroll, our very own Black & Black Recruitment Consultant, who along with 38 friends, climbed the highest mountain in Britain at the weekend in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.
The UK charities are very close to their hearts after their close friend, Ruth, was diagnosed with the condition and all signed up to the challenge alongside her in May this year.
On the team’s Just Giving page which was set up to raise money for the challenge, Ruth says, “I’m forcing my friends and family to climb Ben Nevis with me to raise awareness and cash dolla for the MS Trust and MS Society – two charities that have helped change the picture of an MS diagnosis and with your support will continue to do so!”
After plenty of time spent training and drumming up sponsorship money for the challenge, the team came together on Saturday 2nd September to hike the 11 miles, reach an ascent of 1374m, and complete the challenge in an amazing 7.5 hours!
On completion of the challenge Leigh commented, “I was not keen at first and I am in pain today but what a sense of achievement I have now!”
Ruth and the team had originally aimed to raise £1,000 but have together gone on to smash this, with their page now showing an incredible £2,800 with further pledged donations to be added.
As part of Primestaff’s charity match-funding scheme, Leigh will receive an extra £200 towards her total as a thank you for her dedication to charities which are obviously so close to her heart, and we hope it will of course boost the total amount a little bit further for these amazing causes!
Congratulations to Leigh, Ruth and the rest of this amazing team! If you would like to donate yourself and support the team, please visit the Ben Nevis Challenge Just Giving page.
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