MOWI staff scale Ben Nevis for Lochaber Hope

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Around 50 staff members from Mowi Scotland took part in their annual hike of Ben Nevis, which this year was to raise funds for Fort William charity Lochaber Hope.

Staff from Fort William, Uist and Rosyth took part in the two-day hike, with times ranging from two hours to 10.

There was an extra challenge added as Shelley MacGillivray and Gideon Pringle raced to the top from Achintee, with Ms MacGillivray winning what was a very close race.  The team raised over £2,000 for the charity.

Lochaber Hope is a community-based organisation that provides support for a wide range of sensitive and personal issues.

Carrie Starkie, project worker at Lochaber Hope, said: ‘We are incredibly grateful to everyone at Mowi for choosing us as their charity for this year’s fundraising efforts.

‘For Lochaber Hope to receive such a significant amount of money is just fantastic.  We are a local charity working for local people and rely heavily on fundraising efforts.

‘The amount raised by Mowi will contribute hugely to the continuing development of our counselling and mentoring services as well as mental wellbeing and social enterprise projects we have planned for the future;  all of which go towards improving the lives of individuals in our community.’