Charity mountain climb will go ahead

The NEWCo team are looking forward to the climb

A charity walk up Ben Nevis which was cancelled due to Covid will now take place later this month,

The walk which will involve twelve workers from the NEWCo team had been due to take place in April but had to be postponed.

However, the team will put their best foot forward on August 28 to raise money for Star For Harris a cause close to the heart of general manager Neil Worsdall.

Neil has continually supported the charity as he is a friend of the family who founded it in memory of their son Harris who passed away at just 15 months old after a battle with a cancerous brain tumour.

Neil on a recent trip up Ben Nevis

The NEWCo team will also be joined by accounts manager Liz Flatt and fabrication manager Craig Johnston who are based at AJE’s HQ in Forres and because of the date change, Lee Binks and James Attridge from AJE will also now take part.

Neil said: “We are still all really looking forward to the challenge and of course the postponement couldn’t be helped. In some ways it has maybe been beneficial as we have had more time to do more training and the guys are taking it really seriously. We have had team members out cycling, doing other hills and getting loads of walking miles under their belts in preparation. They are a competitive bunch and nobody will want to be left behind.”

Neil an avid hillwalker added: “I’m confident that we will manage it. It can be a long slog and a toughie, but I am sure we will crack it. I have been up Ben Nevis recently and it was great and I will try and get up a bit neared to our climb date to check the conditions.

“The walkers have all been issued with sponsorship forms and NEWCo supplier Highland Industrial Supplies has offered a prize to the person who raises the most money.

“This just adds that we bit more competitiveness amongst the team,” explained Neil, “and we thank HIS for their contribution.”

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