A QUARTET of staff from two Kingswinford gas companies are joining forces to take on a gruelling Ben Nevis charity climb – with boilers strapped to their backs.

Antony Provan and Matthew Stonehouse, founders of Gas App UK, together with Intergas’ director Stephen Zouch and sales manager Kevin Ansell, will carry two pink boilers as they climb the UK’s highest mountain in aid of Breast Cancer Now.

The group hope to raise £10,000 for the charity as they walk the 1,352 metres up the challenging Mountain Track and back again – a journey that usually takes between seven and nine hours – on Wednesday September 28.

Matt and Anthony, whose app is only six months old, wanted to mark their good fortune by giving something back and decided to raise money to fight breast cancer as they, and their colleague Tony Soper, all knew someone who had suffered from the condition.

Antony said: “We hadn’t realised that almost 140 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every single day, and that’s shocking, but we know that not all of them will survive, which is even worse.

“If there’s anything we can do, no matter how small, to help Breast Cancer Now we want to do it.”

They pair set themselves the task of deciding what might make their fellow installers, merchants and manufacturers part with their money to help them fulfil ‘Mission Pink’.

And so the idea of hauling two Intergas HRE combi compact boilers, painted a delicate shade of pink, on their backs up and down a mountainside was born.

Stephen added: “We know it’s going to be an uphill struggle, but as far as Mission Pink is concerned, failure’s not an option.”

Seasoned hill walker Matt has already worked out a pre-climb training programme to ensure the group are successful on the day.

To support Mission Pink on their Ben Nevis challenge and donate to Breast Cancer Now, visit www.justgiving.com/gasappuk