Three staff from a financial firm in Lichfield took on a charity challenge in the Italian Alps.
Forces Mutual’s David Crisp, David Vallery and Heikki Doyle donned their walking boots earlier this month to embark on the Tour De Monta Rosa – an eight-day, 160-mile hike to help raise much-needed funds for Scotty’s Little Soldiers .
The association supports children and young people who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the armed forces.
The trio have raised over £ 500 so far, but hope to increase the fundraising total.
David Crisp said:
“We work with the armed forces on a daily basis and know how difficult it is for families who have gone through the loss of a loved one.
“Scotty does a fantastic job supporting the children our fallen heroes have left behind and it’s a cause that is at the heart of the business.
“It was one of the toughest hikes we’ve ever done.
“It was physically tough and definitely pushed us all to our limits, especially since we were all carrying a little extra lockdown weight.”
Scotty’s Little Soldiers was created in 2010 by war widow Nikki Scott after she felt the impact of the death of her husband, Corporal Lee Scott, in 2009 on their two young children.
The charity provides access to professional grief support, education and fun activities to help remind young people that they are not living the death of a parent alone.
“I cannot thank Forces Mutual enough for their support and for taking on such an epic challenge for Scotty’s.
“Their support over the years has been invaluable and the money raised for this challenge and the challenge faced before has allowed us to continue to provide a high level of support to our members when they need it most.
“I can’t wait to hear what they have planned next. “
People can donate through an online fundraising page.