Weston friends collect charity cash after Ben Nevis climb

PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 June 2013

Mathew Martin and Dustin Garrard on their Ben Nevis climb. Photo: Dustin Garrard

Mathew Martin and Dustin Garrard on their Ben Nevis climb. Photo: Dustin Garrard

Dustin Garrard

TWO Weston friends have raised more than £1,000 after reaching the summit of the highest mountain in Britain.

Dustin Garrard, aged 30 and 32-year-old Mathew Martin took on Ben Nevis to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The friends both have daughters, which was the reason behind them taking on the climb – totalling 4,409 feet - for a children’s charity.

Dustin said: “Mathew trained me to get me ready for the climb, which included circuits and various weight exercises in the gym to build my stamina and strength. Without his help I would have struggled.

“It was a great achievement for both of us.”

The duo was also sponsored by TDC Systems and have already raised just over £1,000.

Dustin added: “We would both like to say thank you to TDC Systems for helping us and a very big thank you for everyone who sponsored us.”

If you would also like to donate to Dustin and Mathew’s cause visit www.justgiving.com/tdcsystemsfundraising

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