Ben Nevis Bank Holiday Climb

August bank holiday weekend saw our team of Annabel’s Angels supporters plodding, trekking and rising to the challenge of conquering Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles.

At the top!

At the top!

The weekend started with less than promising rainy conditions, but the weather on the morning setting off was perfect, with the sun beaming down for the whole climb. It was a brilliant experience with incredible views for the whole climb, including at the top (pictured above) and the whole team managed the climb without any major problems.

Amongst the team was Simon’s son Will, the youngest hiker in the group at 9 years old, who completed the challenge with enjoyment, and is set to conquer Scafell Pike soon having already done Snowdon too!

Funds Raised

The event looks to have raised £2400, an amount that has exceeded all of our expectations.  We are extremely grateful for the support given by those who donated and, of course, those who were involved on the day. A big thank you to Toyota Manufacturing UK for contributing to the sponsorship total (some fantastic Toyota employees took part). 

The monies raised will strengthen support for those affected by cancer in Derby.  Our public fund grants programme will see the team purchase items and services to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients and local cancer groups in Derby.

Top of the mountain group selfie!

Top of the mountain group selfie!

Another shot of the incredible views

Another shot of the incredible views