An intrepid group of climbers from a Bellshill company have gone right to the top in their efforts to raise funds for charity.
Employees at the NVT Group’s offices in Righead Industrial Estate scaled Ben Nevis earlier this year in support of NSPCC Scotland’s work to help end child cruelty.
Now that all the cash has been gathered in, the final tally has reached £10,000 which the workers handed over to grateful charity representatives at a presentation this week.
The trekkers, comprising modern apprentices of the NVT Group and their customers, family and friends, had challenged themselves to raise a five-figure sum and were delighted to deliver.
In all, a team of 31 took part in the effort to reach the summit which, at more than 4,400ft, is the highest point in the British Isles.
Six of the team managed to reach the summit itself, in spite of very difficult weather conditions on the day.
The NVT Group’s managing director, Stephen Park Brown, is also the founder and chairman of NSPCC’s West of Scotland fundraising board.
He said: “We’re delighted to have the NSPCC on board as our official charity partner and want to do as much as we can to support their work with vulnerable children and families in Scotland.
“When our modern apprentices suggested we climb Ben Nevis regardless of the work load we could not let them down.
“As well as the Ben Nevis climb, which we plan to tackle in larger number again in 2015, we’ve been raising vital funds thanks to a payroll giving scheme, as well as distributing NSPCC collection cans throughout our offices in Scotland.”