Blakemore Foodservice employees conquer Snowdon for charity

The Blakemore Foodservice team at the top of Mount Snowdon

The Blakemore Foodservice team at the top of Mount Snowdon

Eleven Blakemore Foodservice employees along with friends and family members donned their mountain boots to climb Mount Snowdon for charity.

The team of walkers raised a total of £2,500, which will be split equally between Cancer Research UK and Guide Dogs for the Blind, Blakemore Foodservice’s two charities of the year.

Included in the fundraising total is an employee match-fund donation of £1,250 from A.F. Blakemore’s charitable trust, the Blakemore Foundation.

The event organisers, Jade Brownsword and Simon Thompson, who both work at Blakemore Foodservice’s James Bridge depot in Darlaston, set up the fundraiser as they wanted a new challenge to tackle.

The Snowdon trek, which took place on September 13th, saw the team face a gruelling fifteen hours of travelling with sunny spells, until the heavens opened an hour before the finish line.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind funds will help to provide mobility for the blind and partially sighted, as well as aid research and raise awareness of the good cause.

Meanwhile, the funds donated to Cancer Research UK will help to discover new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

Blakemore Foodservice Mount Snowdon fundraiser Phyllis Fellows said: “The trek was very hard- going but very rewarding when we got to the top.

“Both of the good causes we supported were nominated by staff at the James Bridge depot so everyone really got behind our fundraising efforts.”