Leyland staff climb Mount Snowdon for Jamaica cause

Claire Murgatroyd, Martin Jackson, Jordan Jackson, Alex Stamford, Alyssa James, Amie Baron, Emma Nolan staff from MTJ PR who climned Mount Snowdon for charity
Claire Murgatroyd, Martin Jackson, Jordan Jackson, Alex Stamford, Alyssa James, Amie Baron, Emma Nolan staff from MTJ PR who climned Mount Snowdon for charity

A PR team swapped the office for the great outdoors and helped raised more than £1,700 after conquering Mount Snowdon.

Staff at Leyland agency MTJ Associates, on Station Brow, took part in the climbing challenge up Wales’ highest peak for the Jamaica Basic Schools Foundation.

The foundation provides funding to improve the quality of pre-school education and learning environments for disadvantaged three to six-year-old children in Jamaica.

The team of seven (plus one dog), climbed and descended the peak in around seven hours, despite wet conditions.

Martin Jackson, Director of MTJ Associates, said: “The Jamaica Basic Schools Foundation does invaluable work and we were delighted to support such a worthwhile cause.

“The Snowdon climb was incredibly challenging – it was the best of times and the worst of times! – but the team really pulled together to make it to the top and we’re very proud of our achievement.

“We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our sponsors and supporters, and we hope the funds raised will make a real difference to children in Jamaica.”

Josephine Williams-Brown, founder and chair of the Jamaica Basic Schools Foundation, said: “This will make a huge difference to what we are trying to achieve in our 20th anniversary year.”