22/09/11 Peak climb to help our soldiers

Peak climb to help our soldiers

A TEAM of workers from a defence firm has scaled the highest peak in England to raise cash for a soldiers’ charity.

Eight employees from Primetake, based in Fiskerton, climbed Scafell Pike in the Lake District in aid of Help for Heroes.

The group took seven and a half hours to complete the ten-mile challenge through wind and rain on Saturday.

It is hoped the total funds raised will exceed £2,000 when all donations are counted.

Climb organiser Allen Clarke, technical manager at Primetake, said: “I have always enjoyed walking in the Lake District, so it was a real pleasure to organise and participate in Primetake’s sponsored climb of Scafell Pike, the conditions were amongst the most challenging that I have encountered, so all of the team did really well to make it to the summit.”

Climber Simon Martyr, managing director at the company, said: “Primetake has always enjoyed a close relationship with the Ministry of Defence, as the Army is a good customer of its products, so we have adopted Help for Heroes as our chosen charity.”

To make a donation visit www.bmycharity.com/scafell pikeprimetake