The Bathroom Company have helped to raise over £4,000 to support Macmillan in its work to support people with cancer.
We are delighted that our team at The Bathroom Company have helped to raise over £4,000 to support Macmillan in its work to support people with cancer.
We carried a bath, complete with taps, to the top of the highest peak in Britain raising £4.397.83 for Macmillan.
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.
Managing Director Lawrence Haddow, said “I’m so proud of everyone, they worked really hard. Supporting Macmillan means a lot to us and we’re really pleased to have raised some cash to help them help others.”
Lawrence added “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. We did this mainly because, as a company, we know a lot of people who have been affected by cancer and we want to give something back.”
Our team did consider taking a more traditional-style bath to the summit but instead opted for a lighter alternative. We set off at 9am, taking just three and a half hours to get to the top. The rocky terrain included a section of snow, where we even tried sledging back down.
Our team were encouraged by the hundreds of other people on the mountain, many of whom were also raising money for good causes. The bath caused a deal of hilarity and many folk wanted a lift in it to the top. We did give one lovely lady, who was climbing with her family, a quick lift. It was hard work, but great fun.
Shirlie Geddes from Macmillan pictured receiving the cheque, congratulated the team, saying “The Bathroom Company has supported us for some time, but this really is a first. If I’d been able to get along I’d have brought the bubble bath! It is wonderful to see such a wide range of folk supporting Macmillan – it really makes a difference!”
After reaching the summit at 12:30 we celebrated celebrated with bubbly and made our way back down the mountain in just two hours, where we enjoyed a well earned drink and a good meal.
If you’d like to top up our teams total, you can still help, by visiting www.justgiving.com/The-Bathroom-Company-Bath-Up-The-Ben.