Snowdon climb raises thousands for Teenage Cancer Trust

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A team of fundraisers from City Plumbing reached the summit of Snowdon on Sunday 15 January raising thousands of pounds for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Led by Jon Taylor, Electrical Branch Manager, and Shelley Rutter, Branch Manager at two of City Plumbing’s London branches, the team, including Assistant Marketing Manager Maria Telenga and Group Financial Accounting Manager Jessica Jacques, tackled the tallest mountain in Wales at the toughest time of year.

Facing unpredictable weather conditions and plummeting temperatures, the fundraisers completed the 3,560ft climb in 7.5 hours.

For the Snowdon climb, the City Plumbing fundraisers were also joined by friends from Fix Radio, CT1, ViperGas, Airflow, Google Nest, MB Plumbing, The Gas Expert, PB Plumbing,Gardenscapes, Accuwarm, JD Plumbing and Scott Bros Carpentry.

The climb concludes City Plumbing’s three-month fundraising challenge – dubbed Mission Unstoppable – in aid of charity partner, Teenage Cancer Trust.

Having partnered with the charity for ten years, City Plumbing and its team across the UK have hosted hundreds of fundraising events and hope to take its fundraising total to £3 million in 2023.

Liz Forte, Chief Marketing Officer, said: “The partnership is an integral part of our business, and all of our teams across the country are involved in some way in our fundraising efforts. Together, we’re supporting teenagers to access the support and services they need through a charity which is wholeheartedly committed to its cause.”

Jon Taylor, Electrical Manager at City Plumbing’s Colindale branch, who helped lead the climb, said: “We put the call out and an amazing team answered from all over the plumbing and heating world. 26 strangers drove hundreds of miles and pushed themselves to the edge with -6°C temperatures and 50mph winds.

"Knowing we’re supporting the fantastic work of Teenage Cancer Trust made the climb completely worthwhile. We’re extremely proud to have completed our challenge and are grateful to everybody who has made a donation.”

Fern West, Senior Partnership Manager at Teenage Cancer Trust, added: “A huge thank you to everyone who has supported the team in this mammoth feat. Everything we provide to get young people with cancer through the toughest times imaginable – our specialist hospital units, nurses and youth teams – are entirely dependent on the money we’re able to fundraise. So, to put it simply, without the incredible support of City Plumbing over the past ten years, and our other fundraisers, nothing we do would be possible.”