A Clackmannanshire father and son duo recently swapped housebuilding for hiking as they scaled new heights, climbing Ben Nevis raising an incredible £4000 for the British Heart Foundation.
Scott McIntosh and his son Lewis who both work for family-owned house builder Mactaggart & Mickel, have also enlisted the support of their wife and mum, Dawn, as well as Dawn’s mum, to take on the challenge as they joined eight others in the climb.
Lewis’ girlfriend Emma and her uncle led the charge as the hike is in memory of Emma’s Dad who died suddenly, three years ago aged just 51 following heart complications.
Scott, a site supervisor at Mactaggart & Mickel’s Greenan Views development in Ayrshire, said: “It was devastating when Emma’s dad died. It came as such as shock and we felt powerless. This climb is a way of taking action and doing something that has raised money to help the British Heart Foundation continue their excellent work in researching new treatments and cures.
“The whole family was a little apprehensive, but we were looking forward to the climb, especially my wife, Dawn who has been training most weekends over the past few months. My mother-in-law really provided inspiration and motivation as she is an avid hill climber and set the pace for the group. Collectively the team of 12 have raised over £4000 which we are thrilled about.”
Joanne Casey, Director at Mactaggart & Mickel, said: “Scott and Lewis have worked for Mactaggart & Mickel for a number of years and so we knew their determination and hard work would see them rise to the challenge. We were fully behind them and along with a donation to the British Heart Foundation, we wish them the best of luck in continuing to add to their impressive total raised.”
There is still time to make a donation via the Just Giving Fundraising page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Dawn-Mcintosh4