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'Sammy's Gang' to walk up Ben Nevis for charity

16 May 2018

'Sammy's Gang,' a group of fundraising colleagues who work closely with Mansfield Town Football in the Community, are set to walk up Ben Nevis on Sunday 20 May to raise money for three charities.

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, standing 1,345 metres above sea level, and is found at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in Scotland.

In previous years, Sammy's Gang have conquered Mount Snowdon and walked from Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay along the coastal path, all to raise money for their chosen charities.

This year's walk is to raise money for three charities: Mansfield Town Football in the Community, The Thomas Cook Children's Charity and Prostate Cancer UK.

Over the last two years, Sammy's Gang, who are named after Mansfield Town mascot Sammy the Stag, have raised over £5,500 for charity, and have their sights set on a target of £3,000 for the Ben Nevis walk.

Gary Shaw, Mansfield Town's Football in the Community manager, who is set to climb Ben Nevis this Sunday, said: "Back in October or November we decided that Ben Nevis was going to be the challenge for this year.

"We knew we wanted to do it as it is a step up from climbing Mount Snowdon last year. On a personal note I'm very much looking forward to it!

"We have chosen the Thomas Cook Children's Charity due to the links we have with Karen and Andy Widdowson who work there, and are also coming on the walk with us.

"We chose Prostate Cancer UK as it is the EFL's chosen charity for this season.

"Karen and Andy wanted to help us out in return so listed Mansfield Town Football in the Community as one of their charities, as we are a registered charity."

To donate ahead of the walk on Sunday, visit this website: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/SammysGang2018.


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