Bluebird Care team trek up Ben Nevis and raise £1,500 for Alzheimer’s Society

Published: 22/05/2019

Four members of our staff have raised an incredible £1,500 for the Alzheimer’s Society by trekking up the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, at night!

The team of Katy, Tunde, Renay & Aneela team started the Ben Nevis Midnight Challenge at 10.30pm at Fort William in Scotland on Saturday July 5th, and climbed through pouring rain. Deputy Care Manager Katy Cresswell completed the gruelling nine and-a-half-hour challenge, returning to base at 8am, with Renay Clark, Aneela Habib and Tunde Lamperth completing part of the climb.

Sponsored by owners Ian and Anne Inglis, Katy, age 29 from Reading, trekked through plummeting temperatures to the snowy summit as part of a group of 150 people from across the UK.  
Katy said:
It was harder than I thought it would be, as we were cold and wet and it was very dark apart from your head torch, but it was definitely worth it. It’s a challenge I have always wanted to do and it was great to do it for such a worthwhile cause.”

Ian Inglis, said:
We are extremely proud that the Bluebird Care team took part in this tough challenge and that they raised such an impressive amount through donations from customers, colleagues, friends, family and members of the local community. It is events like this that allow the Alzheimer's Society to continue their important work.”