On Saturday 9th June club and foundation staff were joined by some of our sponsors on a trek to the summit of the highest mountain in the British Isles to raise much needed additional funds for our Eagles Community Arena.

Eagles MD Paul Blake, Chad Ridley from our sponsors Vertu Honda, community coach Anthony Forrester and foundation COO Susan Hunter at the summit of Ben Nevis

After an early start around 7:45am ‘Team Eagles’ took on their Ben Nevis Challenge in excellent time, reaching the summit at 1,345 metres above sea level just before lunch time.

Hundreds of Eagles supporters, families whose children take part in our community programmes and some corporate partners of both the club and foundation donated towards the challenge sponsoring the hikers and the current total including gift aid, texts and offline donations, at time of writing, is a massive £3,500!

The total is still growing and if you can add to it too please donate in one of the following ways:

  • Text EAGL35 and the amount you would like to donate to 70070
    • For example to donate £5 just text 70070 with “EAGL35 £5” in the message.
  • Donate towards the challenge online through our JustGiving page.
    • Please add gift aid to increase the value of your donation.
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On behalf of everyone at the Eagles and all the thousands of people it will benefit from when we open the doors this winter we want to say a huge thank you for your generosity and support as always.

Here are a few more photos from the challenge:

Team Eagles ready to take on their Ben Nevis Challenge
Eagles Community Foundation’s Taylor Rendles along with Victoria Ridley from our sponsors Vertu Honda and foundation CEO Sam Blake on the climb up Ben Nevis.
Paul and Chad on their climb
Paul and Chad on their climb
Eagles MD Paul Blake stops for a selfie as he nears the summit of Ben Nevis at 1,345 metres above sea level
First to the summit Anthony Forrester, Chad Ridley and Susan Hunter
Taylor Rendles, Victoria Ridley and Sam Blake at the summit of Ben Nevis