Abellio take a hike

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Staff at  train contractor Abellio  hiked for  a 13 miles F32 abellio fundraising walk 1no to raise money for Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team (LMRT), writes reporter Katie Carabine.

The transport company’s office is based on the Ben Nevis Estate near the rescue team’s HQ, giving the Abellio staff a clear view of the call-outs the LMRT carry out.

They had been keeping track of the number of times they saw the rescue team rushing out to help people on the hills and this prompted them to help.

The Abellio workers decided to walk part of the West Highland Way from Kinlochleven to Fort William, raising money through sponsorship from friends and family as well as taking a collection along the way.

From this five hour walk they raised a total of £1079.31 which Anna Hall, one of the organisers of the walk, presented to LMRT leader John Stevenson.

She congratulated him on the good work done by the Mountain Rescue, and said how glad she was to be meeting them at the cheque presentation rather than having to call on their services during the hike.