FUNDRAISER Scott (24) bank­ing on char­ity

Ben Ne­vis climb awaits

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Will Henshaw

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

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