By Ninder Kaur
A group of charitable fundraisers have climbed the highest mountain in Britain and raised over £5,000.
Around 40 volunteers from the Bradford-based Human Relief Foundation, climbed Ben Nevis on 9 August to help those who have been affected by the Syrian conflict – which includes refugees and widows.
The fundraisers, from Bradford, Manchester, Birmingham and London, stayed the night in Scotland and began the challenge the following morning.
Staff from the Human Relief Foundation and volunteers conquered the 4,408 feet high mountain by reaching the summit where they battled against tough weather conditions of heavy winds and rain.
“The climb was just as tough this year but our brave team of fundraisers carried on towards the summit,” said Muqaddus Khan, Fundraising Manager in the North of England. “We are really grateful to everyone who took part, because we know the money raised will make a big difference to the lives of so many.”
Local volunteer Hafsah Khan, 18, from Bradford, said: “I climbed Ben Nevis because I like taking up new challenges and I thought, what better way to take up a great challenge and also raise money for a great cause?
“The climb was fantastic. The higher we went the more challenging it became but everyone supported each other to reach the summit.”
Hafsah has raised £300.