Several members of staff from Addo Food Group’s Spalding Bakery hiked up to the top of Snowdon to raise £3,659 for Cancer Research UK and Smile charity.

The baking staff battled through a heavy storm to reach the 7km Rhyd Ddu path that took them around three-and-a-half hours.

The walk was in aid of raising funds for Cancer Research UK and Smile charity, which was set up in memory of a local boy who died from a form of cancer at the age of 14 in January 2013.

Spaldings Bakery operations director George Dickson told local newspaper Spalding Today: “Winds near the summit were gusting at 60mph and the train and café at the summit were closed due to the weather. We asked people to choose which charity they wished to support and we were extremely pleased and grateful to all our colleagues and friends who donated to two very worthwhile causes.

“As a local business we feel it is very important that we give something back to the local community and we have plans to do further fundraising events over the coming months.”

The bakery was established by Albert Pacey in 1909 when it was based in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire. It was then moved to Spalding four years later, initially on New Road, before moving again to Red Lion Street in 1916.