Challenge yourself to a gruelling Ben Nevis Trek
We’re encouraging walkers to get sponsored to climb the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, on Saturday 20 June. Your support will help stop people dying of bowel cancer by funding vital services and life-saving research in Scotland.
At 1,345 meters, Ben Nevis is the ultimate trek for those looking for an exhilarating challenge with breathtaking views of the Scottish Highlands. Located in the western end of the Grampian Mountains close to the town of Fort William, this dominating mountain is affectionately known locally as “The Ben”. All the money raised from this challenging trek will help us get closer to a future where nobody dies from bowel cancer.
Georgia Catton, 19 from Ayrshire, has already signed up to the trek, she says: “Bowel Cancer UK is close to my heart because I know how my family felt during the diagnosis, treatment and sadly, the passing of my mum from the disease. I don’t want another family to go through what we have been through, and that’s why I’ve signed up to the trek to raise as much money as possible to fund research into the disease. Please join me, it promises to be an amazing day.”
Scotland Fundraising Manager for Bowel Cancer UK, Emma McGeever, says: “Join us on this special challenge and together we’ll experience stunning views at the top of Ben Nevis. Your support will help us to achieve a future where nobody dies from bowel cancer. Go on, what’s stopping you!”
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland, with almost 3,800 people diagnosed with the disease every year. More than 1,600 people die from bowel cancer every year in the country, however the disease is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early.
- Sign up today and receive a free fundraising pack and t-shirt
- Find out more about our work in Scotland
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