A team including directors and managers from Cambridgeshire, hiked up Wales’s highest mountain, raising £530 for Pulmonary Hypertension Association UK.
Raising money and awareness
The group of nine, which included regional relationship manager of Cambridgeshire stores and directors of Cambridge stores, Henry Churchill and Kam Dillon, climbed Snowdon in memory of their colleague’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
Regional relationship manager of Specsavers stores in Cambridge Steve Price said: ‘It was definitely a long way up to the summit and took a lot of determination and endurance to get there, especially with the high winds, but when you have good company and are doing it or a great cause, it’s a pleasure.’
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