Team raise £4k for Macmillan cancer charity

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Staff from Places for People in Eastbourne helped to raise £4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by completing a gruelling charity challenge.

Stuart Coleman and Victoria Croft were two members of the 14-strong team which braved the elements to climb Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in North Wales.

They were joined by staff from the housing group Places for People’s offices across London and the South East.

They spent two and a half hours walking up the rugged and challenging Pyg path to complete the climb and raise vital funds for Macmillan.

Victoria said, “I was determined to seek out my own charity challenge after being inspired by a family member and wanted to raise money for a cause that was close to everyone’s hearts.

“Climbing Snowdon was no easy challenge and most of us didn’t realise just how difficult it would be.

“During the climb we had weather ranging from brilliant sunshine through to rain and heavy mist.

“For a lot of the time we couldn’t see the top of the mountain, which was probably a good thing, but with the unconditional support from our colleagues, we all succeeded and will never forget what an amazing experience we all shared.”

Colleague and fellow climber Stuart said, “There were falls, sore legs and tears but we were all determined that every one of us was going to make it to the top.

“If there was ever an event that encapsulates our spirit, this was it.

“We’re really grateful to everyone who has sponsored us so far, which has resulted in a very healthy amount of money heading to a very worthwhile cause.”