A Birmingham bank manager has trekked up Mount Everest with colleagues to raise £230,000 for Save the Children.
A group of 35 Lloyds Banking Group employees climbed up to Everest base camp to raise cash for the charity, which works with the UK’s most vulnerable young people.
The trekkers included Andy Moss, senior manager at Lloyds TSB Commercial in Birmingham.
Save the Children is Lloyds Banking Group’s Charity of the Year and the money raised far exceeded its team target of £140,000 which was set in the beginning.
The Everest challenge has allowed the bank to set a new fundraising target of £2.5 million.
Mr Moss said: “I put in a lot of training before to take on this challenge, but battling the altitude as we climbed higher was tough, both physically and mentally.
“It was all worthwhile though when you see that our efforts have quite literally helped us reach new heights for Save the Children.
“I’m thrilled to have been able to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity, and contribute towards raising funds for such a deserving cause.”
* The Lloyds team is pictured at its Everest base camp.