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BT workers engaged in Snowdonia trek

Four adventure seekers are hoping a trek across the mountains of Snowdonia will raise £1,500 for charity.
Snowdonian trek team (cropped)
Snowdonian Trek team in orange Kevin Marshall, 35, and his three friends Andy Moore, Graham Smallpiece and Stuart Rowntree will set off on the 30 mile hike across the Welsh peaks in June to support Saint Francis Hospice. 

The BT workers decided to support the hospice following the death of Kevin's nan Jean Walker, 79. 

Jean, who battled lung cancer for four years, spent the last days of her life at the hospice and Kevin said his family were so grateful for the care she received. 

"By the time she got to the hospice she had almost left us but they gave her a bit of dignity," said the father of one from Hornchurch. "We were really overwhelmed and humbled by the staff and volunteers." 

Kevin said the challenge, commonly known as the Welsh 3000s as all the peaks are over 3000ft, is a token of his family's gratitude. "I said to myself at the time that I have to make a contribution on behalf of my nan. 

"This is a thank you to everyone who was there for our family and countless other families. It is the least I can do on behalf of my family." 

The friends are getting into shape by completing 20 mile country walks around Brentwood and Box Hill in Surrey as the two day adventure involves trekking, climbing and scrambling along ridges.