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F & P conquers Mount Snowdon for Macmillan

To raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Research, a group of four from F & P set out to conquer Mount Snowdon in October.

F & P conquers Mount Snowdon for Macmillan

Supported by donations from many of its suppliers, F & P’s commercial team, including Steve Tarrant – commercial director, John Byrne – heating category manager, Shane Knight – bathrooms category director, and Alasdair Watson – commercial manager, pledged to scale the mountain each taking it in turn to have a boiler strapped to their backs during the seven mile hike.

As a thank you to Glow-worm for making a significant contribution to the fundraising effort, their Energy boiler was selected as the product to be taken to the top.

Following the Pyg Track to the summit, which has an ascent of 740 meters, and starts at the top of Pen-y-Pass, before rising steadily with imposing views of Crib Goch above, the walkers battled the British weather from start to finish.

The team reached the peak in just five hours, and posed for photographs at the top, before starting a more gradual descent to Llanberis.

Tarrant, F & P commercial director, said: “We are really grateful to all the valued suppliers, family and friends who supported us with kind donations before we embarked on our challenge.

“Climbing to the top of Mount Snowdon with a weighty boiler strapped to your back is not something you would chose to do every day, but we had a worthy cause to get behind and that kept us going through the wind, rain and the hail.

“Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we managed to raise a total of £5,000 for our chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Research, which was a fantastic result. We’d definitely do it again!”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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