Ben Nevis trek for hospices

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Two North Kirklees volunteers played their part in raising £80,000 for Help the Hospices by climbing the country’s highest mountain.

Mark Kaye, of Mirfield, and Rebecca Rowan, from Cleckheaton, joined 87 other Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank employees to trek up Ben Nevis in Scotland.

The colleagues battled rough terrain and steep climbs during the eight-hour expedition – the highest point is 1,343m above sea level.

Manager Mark, 31, said: “It was a challenging but fantastic and very rewarding experience to climb Ben Nevis alongside my colleagues in aid of Help the Hospices.

“The Bank is supporting us by match funding every penny raised which was a great motivation along the way.”

The banks have worked with Help the Hospices for seven years, raising more than £3.5m to date.