Ben Nevis summit attempt
Devon solicitors Kitsons were pleased to support brave mother and daughter, Jane and Alice Burt, as they tackled the great heights of Ben Nevis near Fort William, Scotland last month. At 4,406 feet the mountain is the highest in the United Kingdom, and with a famously steep gradient and consistently uneven terrain it will take an estimated three days for the pair to reach the summit.
Being far more at home relaxing in her rowing boat on the River Teign, Jane 59, was glad of daughter Alice's support:
"Alice is an experienced climber in spite of her epilepsy so she can show me how it's done."
Preparations for the climb involved weeks of hard training:
"We are both running, Alice at 7am and me at 10pm, Alice every morning and me twice a week."
However the climbers' passion for raising money for charity sustained their enthusiasm and the pair excitedly embarked on their adventure on August 27th last month.
The chosen charity, Epilepsy Action, supports over 550 000 epilepsy sufferers each year and relies on voluntary donations for over 90% of its income, so the Burt's £1,000 donation was gratefully received.
The charity plans to use the money to improve its free helpline and website, www.epilepsy.org.uk, which receives over 100 000 visitors every month. With 1 in 131 people suffering from epilepsy in the UK, Kitsons are proud to support such a worthwhile charity which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.