Glasgow, Scotland (PRWEB) October 17, 2009
Twenty three intrepid staff from Kwik Fit Insurance, based in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, scaled Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, to raise over £9,000 for Kidney Research last weekend.
The physical and emotional demands of the challenge took their toll. However every member of the team managed to complete the trek on the snow-topped munro, which stands at 4,400ft high.
Kidney Research UK were adopted by Kwik Fit Insurance in January 2009 as their charity of the year and aim to raise £40,000 to fund a new education and health awareness programme for Scotland. The Ben Nevis climb is only one of many fundraising events that staff have taken part in including White Water Rafting, charity golf events, raffles and office fun days.
Liz McGuinness, Community Fundraising Manager for Kidney Research, said: "Everyone at Kidney Research were delighted when the staff at Kwik Fit Insurance agreed to climb Ben Nevis to help with our fundraising. They were great fun over the whole weekend and we were all proud that they managed to complete the climb."
Brendan Devine, Group Managing Director of Kwik Fit Financial Services added: "Our charity work is very important to us and it never ceases to amaze me the amount of enthusiasm our staff have for taking part in all sorts of events for our charity of the year. We are all very proud of our employees who trained very hard for the climb. By the looks of it, there are certainly some sore feet around the office as a result!"
Kwik Fit Insurance staff have raised over £100,000 over the last four years for various charities around the UK with their Charity of the Year scheme. They are well on their way to smashing their £40,000 target for Kidney Research UK for this year following the Ben Nevis Climb.
About Kwik Fit
Kwik Fit Financial Services was launched in 1995 and has grown to become one of the UK's leading motor insurance distributors, Operating as an insurance broker, our core product is car insurance, which is underwritten by a panel of leading insurance companies that provide the best car insurance quotes.
Kwik Fit Financial Services comprises Kwik Fit Insurance, The Green Insurance Company and Express Insurance.
Since its launch in 1995, Kwik Fit Financial Services has grown and developed into one of Scotland's most dynamic contact centres specializing in general insurance, car and contents insurance. For more information visit http://www.kwik-fitinsurance.com.