18 Forterra climbers, plus one dog, climb Ben Nevis for CRASH Charity

A team of mountaineers from CRASH Patron Company Forterra have scaled Britain’s tallest mountain to raise more than £8,000 for their industry charity.

The 18 climbers, plus one dog, reached the summit of Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands on Saturday 9th September, taking some of their bricks with them as part of the challenge.

The Forterra mountaineers have to date managed to raise £4,005 for CRASH, which the Northamptonshire-based firm will match fund to make a total of £8,010.

Area Sales Manager Luke McMillan, 25, who organised the expedition, said, “This was quite an adventure for us all, and everyone got a real sense of achievement reaching the summit of Ben Nevis. We’re also thrilled to have raised this considerable sum for CRASH, and would like to thank friends, family and colleagues, plus Forterra itself, for contributing towards it.”

Kate Marsh, Fundraising & Events Manager for CRASH said, ‘Congratulations to everyone who took part in this amazing challenge; it is an incredible achievement. The money raised for CRASH will enable us to continue to create safe, welcoming places for people who are homeless or have life limiting illnesses, so thank you.’

Stephen Harrison, Chief Executive of Forterra, said, “We employ a lot of hard workers who are up for any challenge, and their dedication often extends to charity fundraising efforts as well. I’m very proud of all Forterra staff who took part in the expedition, and we were more than happy to show our support as a company by contributing to the total amount raised.”

Images from the challenge can be found below.