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Travis Perkins man nominated for national award

A builders merchant who climbed Mount Snowdon every week for a whole year for charity has been nominated for a fundraising award.

Andrew Craig, branch mnager at Travis Perkins Caernarfon, raised more than £15,000 for the Breast Cancer Campaign by climbing the mountain once a week. He has been nominated for the charity’s ‘Employee Fundraiser of the Year’ award.

Craig decided to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign, a charity which funds research into the disease, after his employers named it Charity of the Year in 2010 and committed to supporting the cause. Since then, employees at Travis Perkins stores nationwide have been fundraising for the charity and helping to raise awareness of breast cancer research.

He said: “Climbing Snowdon each week was hard work but very enjoyable. I could not have done it without the support of my family, friends and work colleagues, many of who came on the trip with me. One of the most rewarding moments was when I led a group of ladies up the mountain in September, one of who had recovered from breast cancer. It was a reminder of what I was achieving and the reason why it was important for me to keep me going.”

Pamela Goldberg, Breast Cancer Campaign’s Chief Executive said, “Our awards ceremony publicly recognises the amazing achievements and contributions by our fundraisers and supporters over the last 12 months towards Breast Cancer Campaign’s research. Their support is essential to helping us achieve our mission of beating the disease and I wish Andrew and everyone else who has been nominated the best of luck.”

Craig will find out if he has been chosen at Breast Cancer Campaign’s awards ceremony on next Thursday at the House of Lords.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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