kb-network    News 22 Nov 2016

Faith Furniture Company Ltd employee Ian Wilkes conquers UK’s Highest Peak for Charity

Faith Furniture Company Ltd, manufacturer of kitchen furniture brand LochAnna Kitchens, is delighted that one of its employees bravely tackled Britain’s highest peak to raise £140 for charity.

In late August Ian Wilkes set off early in a break from his a role as a distribution driver to climb the highest mountain in the British Isles. The 61 year old challenged himself to reach the summit of Ben Nevis in Scotland for Hft – a national charity which provides services for people with learning disabilities throughout England.

“After a six-hour drive I set off at 08.15am up Ben Nevis up Ben Nevis with a guide and three other climbers.

“Two hours later, we had our first rest of about 15 mins at approximately halfway up. It was then starting to get tougher, but after about another two hours we reached the summit, just in time for a spot of lunch and to take in the spectacular views.

“This climb back down was much harder than I anticipated, but we finally reached the inn at the bottom after 3 hours for a very much welcomed drink and snack.”