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18th August 2017
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Faith Furniture Company employee takes on Britain's highest peak for charity
Faith Furniture Company, manufacturer of kitchen furniture brand LochAnna Kitchens, tells us it is delighted that one of its employees bravely tackled Britain's highest peak to raise £140 for charity.
In late August, Ian Wilkes set off early in a break from his role as a distribution driver, to climb the highest mountain in the British Isles. The 61-year old challenged himself to reach the summit of Ben Nevis in Scotland for Hft -a national charity which provides services for people with learning disabilities throughout England.
When reflecting on his expedition, Ian comments:
"On August bank holiday, I commenced my hike up Ben Nevis with a guide and three other climbers. After a six-hour drive we set off at 08.15 up the mountain. Two hours later, we had our first rest of about 15 minutes at approximately halfway up. It was then starting to get tougher, but after about another two hours, we reached the summit, just in time for a spot of lunch and to take in the spectacular views.
"This climb back down was much harder than I anticipated, but we finally reached the inn at the bottom after three hours, for a very much welcomed drink and snack.
"I am proud to say that I raised around £140 for Hft."
2nd December 2016