We’ve helped to raise thousands of pounds for charity by carrying a bath to the summit of the UK’s highest mountain.
We are delighted that our team at The Bathroom Company have helped to raise thousands of pounds for charity by carrying a bath to the summit of the UK’s highest mountain, in our Bath Up The Ben challenge.
Our team came up with idea of scaling Ben Nevis in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support because many of us know someone who has had the disease.
Our eight-strong group, which included our company’s managing director Lawrence Haddow, have now helped to raise more than £4,000 for the charity.
We spent almost six hours on the 4,409ft mountainside, spending twice as long going up as coming down.
Following the climb, Lawrence said: “I’m so proud of the team. They worked really hard. It was much, much harder than I imagined but the team was great and the support of the other people on the mountain was amazing.
“The group rotated carrying the bath, in teams of two with a couple of reserves.”
“It’s something a bit different and was great for team-building but we did this mainly because, as a company, we know many people who have been affected by cancer and we wanted to give something back.”
He added the team had earlier considered taking a more traditional cast iron bath to the summit but were very glad that they opted for a lighter alternative. Lawrence said “We set off at 9am, taking just three and a half hours to get to the summit.
The rocky terrain we covered included a section of snow, where we even tried sledging back down.” Lawrence said the bath caused a deal of hilarity, with many people asking for a lift to the top.
After reaching the summit at 12.30pm, we team celebrated with bubbly. We then made their way back down the mountain in just two hours, where we enjoyed a well-earned drink and a good meal.
Lawrence joked: “Earlier this year we were awarded best UK Bathroom Retailer 2014 — now we can say we’re the highest too”.