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Cricket Scotland backs charity stalwart’s bid to climb Ben Nevis

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A charity stalwart, who has raised millions of pounds while wearing a diving suit, will strive to climb Ben Nevis this weekend.

And Lloyd Scott’s epic challenge – which has already been backed by Captain Tom Moore – has gained further encouragement from senior figures at Cricket Scotland.

The governing body’s chief executive Gus Mackay and men’s head coach Shane Burger will show their support for the Lord’s Taverners when Mr Scott sets out on his final fundraising venture at Ben Nevis.

While tackling the Three Peaks Challenge, he will negotiate the climbs dressed in a 130lb deep sea diving suit and has so far raised almost £4,000 for the Lord’s Taverners – the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity which helps thousands of disadvantaged and disabled young people across the UK.

Mr Mackay said on Wednesday: “We are looking forward to being at the start of the Ben Nevis ascent to send Lloyd off on his exciting challenge for what is a special occasion.

“The Lord’s Taverners is one of our partners and it is a wonderful charity that gives young people a sporting chance.

“To be a part of this fundraising campaign is special to us here at Cricket Scotland. We wish Lloyd and his team all the very best and we will follow his progress from start to finish!”

Mr Scott has amassed more than £5million during his 30-year charity fundraising career, and is commencing his climactic adventure with the imposing Three Peaks Challenge, which comprises Scafell Peak in England, Mount Snowden in Wales and Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain.

He has already received the endorsement of national hero Captain Tom, who joined him on a training walk ahead of the start of this new odyssey.

Mr Scott’s fundraising page is at:

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