Local man Ian Slater of Winnington, Northwich recently organised a charity climb up Ben Nevis to raise money for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice.

Ian completed the 4,406 foot climb on Saturday 4th June with his team of friends – David Moore, Mark Brennan, Shaun Brennan, Paul Clays, Mark Clays, David Carson, David Williamson, Kevin Ashley and Paul Lightfoot.

The climb was done in memory of their good friend David Collins (Dougie) who sadly passed away on 13th January this year. Dougie spent his final weeks at St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice where he was looked after with great care.

They have raised in excess of £2,000 but final figures will be known in the next couple of weeks as the final donations are made.

Rowleys (Contract Hire) Northwich donated the Minibus for their journey to Ben Nevis.  Dave Moore who did the walk is their Sales Manager.

Ian’s wife Tracey works for mosshaselhurst Solicitors and, after forging close links whilst Ian was organising the climb, mosshaselhurst have now become a Business Buddy of St Luke’s. In addition to raising money for the charity they will also be holding free advice clinics at the Hospice in the near future.

If you are interested in fundraising for St Luke’s, please contact Angela at angela_slack@stlukes-hospice.co.uk or on 01606 555697. If your business would like to support the Hospice, contact Damon at damon_cripps@stlukes-hospice.co.uk or call 01606 555 246.