A TEAM of women from a building supplies company in Ilminster are swapping the office for the cold mountains of Wales as they seek to complete a climb of Mount Snowdon by moonlight.

The group are set to complete the climb next month and they are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Before their big trek on August 8, the group has organised another fundraising event, an 80s school disco.

Jess Skeels, one of the team set to take on the Welsh mountain, said: “A team of us from Bradfords Building Supplies business support - Angie Spence, Vicky Pattinson, Michele Miller, Karen Kirlew, Deb Stevens, Donna Honey, Hannah Collins, Michele Sansom, and me - are climbing Snowdon by moonlight on Saturday, August 5.

“Training is going ok but the bubbles we have been promised at the end of the trek are spurring us on and of course showing our support and appreciation for Macmillan.

“We have all had experience of the great work they do both directly and indirectly, past and present “We have badgered for sponsorship but are still a way from our target of £3000 so we are holding an 80s school disco to boost funds.

“Really hoping lots of people can come along, help us get our target, have a dance and get us up the mountain.”

The disco is set to be held on July 21, from 8.30pm, at the Archie Gooch Pavilion in Ilminster.

There will also be a raffle at the 80s school disco. Prizes will include tickets for Somerset attraction Wookey Hole, tickets to go and see Yeovil Town play, a £25 Clarks voucher, and a Palmers brewery tour.

There are tickets for Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and tickets for Lulworth Castle and park at the Lulworth Estate.

There will also be a prize for the best fancy dress.

Jess added: “The climb is organised by Macmillan, our company is supporting them but it is also one that means a lot to us all and our team love a challenge.

“It definitely is not going to be easy, the trek starts at midnight so we could be yawning a lot but we have been working on staying up late.

“We have all been doing bits of training. We spent a Saturday walking along the Jurassic coast from West Bay to Lyme so we are well aware it will get tough but we are determined.”

Macmillan was founded in 1911 by Douglas Macmillan, and has now grown to be the UK’s leading source of cancer support.

In 1911, Mr Macmillan was still just a young man when he watched his father die of cancer.

He was inspired to found the Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer.

To donate to the business support’s fundraising effort, visit www.justgiving.com/companyteams/BSM.

Tickets for the 80s school disco are available for £5.

To buy, call 07938786640 or 07510361824.