Staff from two fast-food outlets have teamed up to climb Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales to raise funds for Bury Hospice.

Chunky Chicken and My Dessert in Walmersley Road will be undertaking the trek and have pledged to raise £7,533, the daily running cost of the hospice.

Muhammad Yusuf, who has owned Chunky Chicken for 14 years, said: “I drive past Bury Hospice every day on my way to work.

“I wanted to organise a team-building challenge for the lads and at the same time raise some money for a charity that helps the whole community.

“Some of my customers have experienced the care and support Bury Hospice provides. Everyone is really looking forward to it.

“The lads have even been out and bought hiking boots and sticks for the challenge. So far, we’ve had a great response to the requests for sponsorship and we hope to raise a mountain of cash.

“I am often helping local causes and I thought it was about time for something on a bit of a bigger scale. Several of my customers are familiar with the hospice for one reason or another, and we have heard brilliant things.

“So I thought this would be a great thing to serve the community and as a team-building exercise for me and the team.

“We wanted to make a real difference and would love a long-term commitment to this, perhaps by doing a similar hike every year.

“When it comes to charity, you can’t put a number on it.

“I’ve been a hiker for many years, but this will be an extra-special challenge and it certainly won’t be easy.”

Chunky Chicken and My Desert will be closed on the day of their hike.

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