A team of North East financial and property experts have raised nearly £7400 for Macmillan Cancer Support by climbing three mountains in just 24 hours.
Lead by Ian Morl of Inveniam, the team was made up of colleagues from four companies including Tier One Capital, Muckle LLP and Cascade Cash Management. Ranging in age from 24 to 58, the team trained for just a few weeks, before the challenge attempting just one peak. Ian said: “I think it was one of the hardest things I personally have ever attempted and without the support of the amazing team working together, there were many moments most of us would have given up. Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in just 24 hours is no mean feat. Even the travelling between base camps was exhausting.” David Redhead, who heads up the Tier One Capital projects Pendower Hall in Newcastle and Commerce House in Middlesbrough says it took a long time to recover: “It was a real physical and mental challenge that tested emotions and strength of characters too. The team was a mix of men and women and we all pushed our boundaries, to raise funds for an important charity that has such positive impact for so many, in such trying times.” The team was made up of Ian Morl, Nav Mattu, Michelle Talbot, Jess Swindells, Stephen Black, Ian McElroy, Stewart Watson, David Redhead and Neil Marshall. Stephen Black of Tier One Capital, said: “From the team of us climbing plus the two drivers and two guides, most of us have been affected by cancer either personally, or through family and friends. “Macmillan Cancer Support has played a huge part in many of those lifechanging events and comes to the aid of so many people, so it has been a real privilege to challenge ourselves to show them support. “Ian set up a Just Giving page and we have raised an amazing amount of money however people can still donate to the cause now we have completed the challenge. We would love it if everyone that either knows us or wishes to thank Macmillan Cancer Support could give generously it would make all the pain involved in climbing those three mountains worth it!”