AN INTREPID fund-raiser is appealing to businesses to support him on his mountaineering mission to Everest’s base camp.
Martin Bradley will trek to an altitude of 18,192ft to raise money for Save the Children - the chosen charity of Lloyds Banking Group, where he works in Halifax.
He has devised gold, silver and bronze sponsorship packages, with four positions available.
For £300, gold sponsors will get their business logo displayed on the chest area of Martin’s hiking wear and will also receive publicity via Lloyds and social networking sites.
Silver sponsors can pay £200 to get their logo on the arm of his clothing, and bronze sponsors can have their logo put on the lower back for £100.
All sponsors will be supplied with photos and film from Everest on Martin’s return.
The 24-year-old said: “This is a unique opportunity for a business to send their business message up to Mount Everest with me, and will help increase the profile of businesses, whilst also helping out a very worthy cause.”
Martin hopes to raise £4,000 for the charity, through sponsorship, fund-raising events at Lloyds, supermarket bag packing and auctions.
The cash will go to Save the Children’s Families and Schools Together programme to help the one in three UK children iwho leave primary school unable to read or write.
He is one of 34 Lloyds employees taking part in the challenge from across the country. Hundreds entered a ballot for a place on the trip.
Martin, 24, said: “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to Everest and go as far as I can without being a professional mountain climber.”
Businesses wishing to sponsor Martin should email firstname.lastname@example.org. To make a donation can go to www.justgiving.com/basecamp2012.