Group from Rugby are scaling mountains for breast cancer charity

Team members from H�fele UK during their mountain challenge.
Team members from H�fele UK during their mountain challenge.

A team from a Rugby firm have helped to raise more than £5,000 for Breast Cancer Campaign by taking part in a gruelling mountain challenge.

Jodi Garrett and Martin Poulton from the Rugby-based design solutions specialist Häfele UK were part of a group that undertook a charity trek up the UK’s highest peak, Ben Nevis in Scotland, last year - and then the pair, along with fellow Häfele employees, Gareth Bevan and Graham Morritt, scaled England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, on in June this year.

The group were inspired to take on the challenge by the recovery of a close friend of Jodi’s who had suffered from breast cancer.

Jodi, who organised the trip, said: “The challenges so far have been tough at times but Martin, Gareth, Graham and I all feel that the experience has been incredibly worthwhile and eye opening.

“On a personal level, it was also important for me to support my friend during her recovery process and the team and I could not have been prouder or happier to walk by her side during this challenge.

“Raising money for breast cancer is such a worthwhile cause and it feels amazing to have played a part in raising such a huge amount of money to help other cancer sufferers and their families.”

Despite battling adverse weather conditions, limited visibility and losing their guide half way through their trip, the group now look forward to 2016, when they aim to raise even more money in their third charity challenge.

To support their fundraising, search for ‘Häfele’ on Facebook.