FUNDRAISER Scott (24) banking on charity
Ben Nevis climb awaits
A Cambuslang man is set to take on the UK’s highest mountain for charity.
Employees from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks will be pulling on their hiking boots on September 5 for a spectacular Trek the Ben fundraising climb of Ben Nevis, in support of Help the Hospices – the UK’s leading charity for hospice care.
Scott McQueen, (24) from Cambuslang works as an Analyst Programmer in Clydesdale Bank’s Queen Street branch and will be taking part along side many of his colleagues from the Lanarkshire area.
Scott said: “It’s great to be setting off to climb Ben Nevis alongside my colleagues for the benefit of an extremely worthwhile cause.
“I have no doubt it will be a fantastic experience and I’m hoping to raise much needed funds for Help the Hospices at the same time.
“The bank is supporting us by match funding every penny raised which will be a great motivation when the climb becomes physically challenging.”
The Trek the Ben initiative is the latest phase in Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ award-nominated partnership with Help the Hospices, supporting people with terminal or life-limiting conditions and helping them to live as well as they can to the end of their lives.
The £ 3.5million raised so far has supported nearly 100 hospices around the UK in their vital work; in addition employees from the Banks have given over 31,000 volunteering hours to their local hospices.
On a high Scott McQueen will scale Ben Nevis for charity