As part of a charity fundraising event, regional relationship manager of Norfolk and Suffolk stores, Brett King scaled the tallest mountain in Wales as part of a group, raising £530 for Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK.
Raising money and awareness
The group of nine who travelled from Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex, Herts and Norfolk, climbed Snowdon in a touching tribute the one director’s late wife, Priya Mistry who sadly passed away from the rare disease age 32.
Alpesh Mistry, who is store director at Specsavers Dunstable and Biggleswade, said he was touched to hear of his colleagues’ plans for the walk:
‘It was such an amazing gesture from them – one that means a lot to me. It’s not an easy hike to undertake and the fact they did it in memory of Priya and managed to raise such a great amount of money at the same time is truly lovely.’
The team began their walk at 7:15 am completed the challenge in eight hours. Mount Snowdon sits 1,085 m above sea level and is the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands,
An Incredibly worthy cause
Brett says of the challenge: ‘It was a gruelling walk – there was lots of wind and steep inclines, but we had great company and it was all for an incredibly worthy cause. We’re happy to have helped make a difference in some small way. Alpesh is an incredibly valued colleague and friend and we wanted to support him.’
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