Put yourself to the test for Cosgrove

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A Glasgow-base charity is calling on challenge seekers to pull on their walking boots to help lend their support.

Cosgrove Care, based in the Southside of the city, is hosting a Ben Nevis Trek in order to raise some vital funds and is encouraging as many people as possible to get involved.

Team Cosgrove will take part in the challenege on Sunday, June 11 to climb Britain’s highest mountain. At 1,345 metres (4,412 ft) above sea level, Ben Nevis is the highest point of the British Isles.

There will be a team of experienced mountain guides on hand and will be with trekkers every step of the way.Cosgrove will help you with your fundraising page, training tips, tell you what kit you need and give you a T-Shirt too.

Helena Winocour, fundraising executive, said: “Since organising this event we have been amazed at the amount of people who want to climb Ben Nevis - what a great way to do it – as part of a group with experienced guides. Our new chief executive, Heather Gray, is coming too!”

To register to take part, contact the events team at cosgrove@cosgrovecare.org.uk , phone 0141 620 2500, or visit www.cosgrovecare.org.uk/ben-nevis.

Cosgrove is a charity that specialises in providing personalised support and care services for children and adults who have learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, and mental health problems living in and around Glasgow and East Renfrewshire.

The charity currently support around 120 children and adults with an age range of three to 83 years, and works closely with various local authorities, including East Renfrewshire, Glasgow and North Lanarkshire, social work and education departments.

Its registered housing support service has been set up in line with the Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland standards. This has dramatically increased the charity’s ability to deliver quality support to a wide range of people and their families.