Building society staff tackle peak for Framework

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02 Jun 2013
by Neil Skinner

Intrepid building society staff raised a more than £600 by conquering the highest peak in the East Midlands.

The Nottingham has been working with Framework for around two years, and, thanks to the enthusiasm and effort of its staff, has contributed more than £20,000 to help homeless and vulnerable people in the communities it serves.

Last month five society staff walked up Kinder Scout in the Derbyshire Peak District – helped along the way by sponsorship money from friends, family and colleagues.

The walkers (Jane O’Toole, Mark Waterfall, Lesley Adcock, Rachel Kent and Julie Scott) completed the 13 mile route in an impressive five hours.

Speaking after presenting a giant cheque to Framework, they said: “We wanted to do something that would pose a challenge to us and also serve as a team building exercise. We chose Kinder Scout because we are a mixed ability group and we knew it would be suitable. The hardest part of the walk was the first part, which was very rocky, but it was a great experience.”

The team, who are thinking of taking on Mount Snowdon next year, even manage to educate some other fellow walkers about Framework and its vital role in the community.

Louise Darby, Framework fundraising manager, said: “What has been so pleasing about our partnership with The Nottingham is the extent to which staff from every level of the organisation have got involved, whether through fundraising or simply learning more about our work. This is another terrific example of that involvement. I would like to thank each and every participant for taking part.”

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