Lloyds TSB fundraiser

STRONG winds, sleet and sub zero temperatures failed to stop a team of Lloyds TSB staff from climbing Mount Snowdon for charity.

STRONG winds, sleet and sub zero temperatures failed to stop a team of Lloyds TSB staff from climbing Mount Snowdon for charity.

First to the top was Ben Briffitt, from Weston, a risk consultant with the High Street bankers.

A total of 13 staff from across the South West reached the summit, in Wales, helping to raise more than �3,500 companywide for the British Heart Foundation.

Ben, aged 39, said he was really pleased to have completed the challenge especially in such bad conditions.


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He said: "When we started walking we were told that we may not be able to complete the climb because of the weather which was somewhat extreme.

"In the back of our minds we knew we may be forced to turn back at any time so when I got to the top it was a great feeling.

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"To raise such a large amount because of the team effort was also fantastic."

The money will fund more heart nurses for communities throughout the UK.

Lloyds TSB regional director for the South West, Julia Govier, said: "I am really proud of what the team has achieved, especially in such challenging conditions"

"Heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer and touches the lives of many people, either directly or indirectly, at some time so we recognise the importance of doing our bit to help the BHF support and care for all those affected."

The event is part of a two-year Lloyds TSB fundraising campaign aiming to raise �2 million.

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