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First Great Western duo to climb Mont Blanc for Hannahs


First Great Western managers, Neil Craig and Mark Chorley, are taking on a big challenge in aid of Hannahs. On 5th September the brave pair will be tackling Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain.

Both based at Plymouth station, Neil is Mobility and Inclusion Manager and Mark is Station Manager. Having climbed Kilimanjaro for another charity, Neil and Mark saw an opportunity of raising money for Hannahs by doing something similar but even more challenging.

Neil Craig said “I live in Ivybridge and frequently see first-hand the good work that Hannahs carries out in my local area and was keen to support it. Also in the past both Mark and I have been based at Newton Abbot station and been aware of Hannahs great work there as well. Mont Blanc is certainly a step up and will test us to the limit. We are currently training hard to get into condition for the challenge ahead. We hope to raise £9,000 to help enrich the lives of children, young people and adults in our country who are less fortunate than ourselves. We have already raised over £7,000 and would really like to hit the target before September”.

Hannahs Fundraising Manager, Emily Severn, said “First Great Western are fantastic supporters of Hannahs and we are enormously grateful to them. We really appreciate all the support from the staff at Plymouth station and wish Neil and Mark every success with their amazing challenge”.

The trip is being generously sponsored by Plymouth Taxis and Brite Services Limited. To show your support for Neil and Mark visit their Just Giving page to donate: www.justgiving.com/teams/neilandmarksmontblancclimb