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Staff from Burntwood business smash fundraising target after charity challenge

A group of workers from a Burntwood building company are celebrating after smashing their fundraising target after completing a charity trek.

Members of the team who climbed Mount Snowdon
Members of the team who climbed Mount Snowdon

The team from Cameron Homes climbed Mount Snowdon in aid of the cardiac unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Senior technical co-ordinator Adam Routley, who organised the event, said they originally hoped to collect £2,000 in sponsorship by climbing Mount Snowdon.

“We are thrilled to say we raised over £6,200 for the hospital,” he said.

“It was a fantastic effort from everyone involved. We went up and down Snowdon in five and half hours with no injuries to speak of and we have more than doubled our fund raising target.

“We try to do something demanding each year to raise money for a good cause and this year we decided on the children’s hospital.

“The charity was chosen by one of the team, Charmaine Sweeney, whose niece was diagnosed with a hole in the heart at birth and has received outstanding treatment from the hospital.”

Charmaine added: “My niece will undergo a four-hour operation this year and the support and care she and her family have received from Birmingham Children’s Hospital has been outstanding.

“It means a lot to know that our fundraising efforts will go some way to ensuring that more families like ours receive the support they need when living with life threatening ailments.”

People can still donate via the team’s online fundraising page.

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