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Explorers reached new heights to raise funds for Macmillian Cancer Support

Solihull Editorial 11th Aug, 2015 Updated: 24 hours ago

INTREPID explorers reached new heights as they climbed mountains to help raise funds for Macmillian Cancer Support.

Claire Jenkins and Liz Clutton, from Solihull Npower, were part of a team of ten who braved 60mph winds and torrential rain as they climbed 2,110m up the Welsh three peaks in a bid to raise £3,600 for the charity.

As part of their challenge the group trekked up Snowdon and Cadair Idris on one day and the next they made their way up Pen-y-Fan.

Claire said: “Unfortunately the weather was so atrocious on the Sunday for the final mountain that not all of us made it to the very, top but we came close.

“At one point we all had to sit on the ground and huddle together as the wind was too strong and the cloud was too thick.

“But, as far as we’re concerned, we did it and feel very proud of it.”

The three climbs were all a part of a company-wide fundraising initiative, the ‘£203 challenge’, which asks all npower employees to raise £203 in 2015 for Macmillan, the equivalent of funding a Macmillan nurse for one day.

Clare McDougall, Head of Community at npower, said: “The team can be extremely proud that even through the harsh conditions they were faced with, they managed to conquer The Three Peaks.

“Similar to this determination they demonstrated over the weekend, our partnership with Macmillan too has gone from strength to strength over the past 11 years.

“We have been able to help support thousands of people affected by cancer, and ensure that no one has to face cancer alonethanks to fundraisers like these.”