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Macklin Motors takes on a mountain for the BBC's Children in Need

Macklin Motors takes on a mountain for the BBC's Children in Need

Eleven team members from Macklin Motors Ford Glasgow have raised money for the BBC's Children in Need by climbing Ben Nevis.

The group braved the wind and rain to complete the 1,344 metre hike to reach the summit of the UK's tallest mountain in times ranging from two to four hours.

Sales administrator Sharon Hollinger organised the climb, and said: "For most of us it was one of toughest physical and mental challenges we had ever undertaken. It's definitely one to cross off the bucket list and I'd recommend the experience to anyone."

Macklin Motors is part of Vertu Motors plc, which became an official partner of the BBC's Children in Need in 2009. All businesses within the Group regularly participate in various fund raising activities for the charity prior to the official day, as well as on the day itself.

David McConville, service manager at the Kennishead Road dealership said: "Most of the team who completed the challenge are mothers, fathers, aunties, or uncles, so we feel a strong affinity with the amazing work the BBC's Children in Need does for children. It's a pleasure to be able to contribute towards their efforts.

"The climb was a fantastic experience. Not only did we raise vital funds for the BBC's Children In Need  which is excellent - but it was also a great team building exercise and we definitely came home with a stronger bond."

The names of the climbers are: David McConville, Sharon Hollinger, Patricia Dempsey, Karen Kerr, John Quinn, Jenna Quinn, Dannielle Gray, Peter Gray, Brian Ziola, Antonio Isola and Christopher Lithgow.

You can still donate to the group's fundraising effort through their Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/D-MCONVILLE

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert