More than 80 people helped to raise in excess of £10,000 after climbing England’s highest peak.
On June 4 the group climbed Scafell Pike and helped to raise vital funds for Hospice at Home West Cumbria in a first event of its kind for the charity.
“We were really excited to bring this new event into our calendar, and we couldn’t have wished for a better evening,” said Stella Walsh, event organiser.
“The weather was beautiful, which gave us some fantastic views and everyone that joined us was in great spirits, the atmosphere really was something special. It was a tough climb, but everyone dug deep and made it to the summit in time for the sunset and a toast to their loved ones”.
Led by local guiding company the Lakeland Mountain Guides, participants set off up to the summit at 7pm to watch the sunset over the North Sea and made it back down five hours later.
Local company Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors were the main sponsors of the event. Carol Fish, marketing director, said: “We were delighted to support and sponsor such a fantastic and successful event raising vital funds for a much-needed local charity.
“Our staff who took part enjoyed it immensely and it was heartwarming to experience at first hand the efforts of all those involved.”
Marie Oglanby from Dearham, who took part with friend Susan Farley, said: “We had a brilliant time and really enjoyed the evening with such a great group. The views were spectacular, and it was very well organised. I hope it raises a good amount for the hospice.”
The event has raised more than £10,000 through sponsorship which will help the charity to provide palliative, end of life care and emotional support services across West Cumbria.