Domestic and General lend a helping hand

Domestic and General lend a helping hand

Domestic & General has helped employee Mehmet Dogan raise £1,000 for Cancer Research when he successfully scaled Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles on a charity climb last month.

The four-man team of Mehmet and his friends travelled to Glasgow to tackle the 2,300 foot mountain. It was a spur of the moment decision which had one aim – to raise money for the charity that had helped Merhmet and his family when they were touched by cancer.

Mehmet said: “It was a massive personal challenge, but it felt great to be doing something for such a good cause. I lost my great aunt to cancer about five years ago, and Luke – one of my climbing buddies, his dad was diagnosed with cancer six months ago.

“When I told my colleagues at Domestic & General about my charity challenge they were more than happy to support us. The company were a huge help, they even helped me with all the paperwork and sent the donation straight to the charity.

“All four of us are pretty fit, but the sheer physical exhaustion was like nothing I have ever felt before. The hardest part was the first bit – it was very steep, and we couldn’t even see the top of the mountain because of the clouds.

“I am glad to be part of a company that is so willing to support its employees in any way it can. On behalf of all of us I’d like to thank the staff at Domestic & General for their encouragement and donations.”

Deborah Martin- Rerrie, site operations manager, said: “Mehmet and his friends had a tough challenge ahead but they completed it and raised a lot of money for Cancer Research.

“I’d like to congratulate them. It is always a pleasure to support employees in their charitable work – we are very proud of what our employees do and we do everything we can to help them.”

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