A COVENTRY minister has put his best foot forward to raise money for those living in poverty.
Reverend Craig Muir, minister for the United Reformed Church in North East Coventry, climbed mountain Ben Lomond in the Scottish Highlands as part of Christian Aid’s 70 Monros Challenge.
Tackling the grueling 990m ascent in the midst of a blizzard, Rev Muir raised over £600 for the Challenge which marks the charity’s 70th anniversary.
From now until the beginning of October, supporters from across the UK tackle the summits of 70 Monros (mountains) in the hopes of raising £70,000 – £1,000 for each Munro – for the charity’s work.
Speaking about his climb, Rev Muir sarcastically described Ben Lomond as ‘a little bit snowy.’
He added: “As I reached the top there was a blizzard closing in fast so there wasn’t much time for pictures.
“I support Christian Aid because I like the way in which they work with small local projects, ensuring that local people make decisions about what is needed in their own communities.
“The walk was strenuous, through sun, wind and snow but worth it to support the people Christian Aid work with.”
Christian Aid is a religious organisation that works towards the vision of eradicating poverty across the globe.
Regardless of the recipients faith or nationality, the charity provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
To find out more about Christian Aid’s work and the 70 Monros Challenge, visit www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved/events/trekking/70-munro-challenge.aspx.