Snowdon Trek aids Shropshire RCC ...


Snowdon challenge aids county charity …

 A team of intrepid walkers from the Shrewsbury and Telford branches of RBS bank have tackled Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, and raised well over £4,000 for charity - and the charity’s chief executive herself joined them on their trek.

Shrewsbury-based Shropshire Rural Communities Charity has been chosen by RBS bank to benefit from its fundraising activities this year and the staff from both branches braved dismal weather conditions to raise £4,565 in sponsorship by scaling the 3,560ft high peak.

Shropshire RCC chief executive, Julia Baron, commented: “As a keen walker myself, it was a great privilege to be able to join in and complete the Snowdon Trek with the RBS staff and to be part of raising this fantastic sum for our charity, knowing that it will benefit some of the most vulnerable people in Shropshire.”

Senior relationship manager for RBS, Martyn Cosgrove, added: “The whole team had a great day and although the rain was relentless from the start, everyone was up for the challenge and we made our ascent and back down in a very respectable time.

“We are extremely grateful to so many of our customers who have donated very generously over the past few weeks and have helped to raise this grand total for such a deserving cause.

“Everyone should be justifiably proud of our achievement, which I am sure will help so many people across the county.”

PICTURED:  Shropshire RCC chief executive Julia Baron (RIGHT) receives a cheque from fundraising fellow walkers at RBS Telford.