Altrincham company scales new heights for children's charity

22 May 2019 09:45
Published by: Kian French

8 members of staff from IHS Markit put their best foot forward recently when they climbed the highest mountain Wales raising an impressive £1,000 for local ill, disabled and disadvantaged children.

The climb was part of the company's pledge to support the Children's Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) in 2019. IHS Markit, an international company with an office on Scott Drive in Altrincham, will also send a team of volunteers over to the charity's Millington base in September to help maintain their 10 acres of land, continuing their mission to help the charity to provide countryside breaks for children from our region.

The team started the day early when Jure Modic, CAFT's Challenges Fundraiser, and volunteer Geoffray Malosse, picked them up in one of the charity's branded minibuses before the two-hour journey to Wales to begin their trek. Taking the Snowdon Ranger Path, they climbed 3,560 feet to reach the summit and enjoyed a well-earned hot chocolate, before heading down to celebrate their amazing achievement.

Richard Kennaugh, Executive Director at IHS Markit, comments: "It was a great team-building and volunteering activity supporting one of our local charities. We are already looking forward to the next project which will see us rolling up our sleeves to help maintain a plot of land in Millington so that CAFT can continue its wonderful countryside breaks for children."

CAFT's Jure Modic comments: "This was a wonderful day with a fantastic group of people. Snowdon is never an easy mountain to climb, there are always challenges along the way, but every member of the team met these challenges with great humour and enthusiasm. The money they have raised will make a huge difference to the children we support here at the Adventure Farm. With their help, we can continue to change the lives of these children who are in desperate need of our help."

The charity must raise £1million in 2019 to enable them to continue to provide holidays and day visits at their Cheshire base. They have a wide range of challenges and events throughout the year, including trekking and cycling in both the UK and oversees, a Golf Day and Ladies Lunch. For more information about CAFT and how you can get involved, visit the charity's website www.caft.co.uk or call the fundraising office on 01565 830 053.

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