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Salon owner Maria climbs Mount Everest for brain tumour charity

PUBLISHED: 16:00 03 December 2017

Maria Mason raised more than £1,300 for a brain tumour charity.

Maria Mason raised more than £1,300 for a brain tumour charity.

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A North Somerset woman trekked to one of the highest points on earth for charity.

Maria Mason reached the dizzying heights of Mount Everest Base Camp in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity.

Maria, who owns Cleeve’s Beauty Time salon, raised more than £1,000 for the cause in honour of a staff member who contracted and overcame the condition.

The beauty specialist’s trek to base camp, at 5,360m, took 13 gruelling days last month.

She said: “I keep looking at the photos to remind myself it wasn’t a dream.

“You learn so much about yourself when you are put 
in extreme conditions, sleeping in a tent at -15C, climbing for eight hours a day at high altitude, with horrendous toilets, and mice and rats around you in the middle of 
the night.”

Maria’s effort has raised £1,360 so far, with donations still flooding in.

For information on how to donate, contact Beauty Time on 01275 464999.

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