A GROUP of colleagues have raised more than £6,000 for Julia’s House after climbing Mount Snowdon.

Nine people from Micron Communications, who are based in Sherborne, took part in the challenge last month (May)

The team set off at 1.30am with the aim of reaching the summit via the Pyg Track for sunrise four hours later.

Many of them spent months training for the event with the whole company helping to raise awareness and sponsorship.

Jonny White, key accounts director at Micron Communications, said: “We chose Julia’s House because many of us at Micron have families or friends with children and we are astonished of the support they give local Dorset families – they truly are unsung heroes.”

Sue Miles, business fundraiser at Julia’s House, said: "We have been blown away by Team Micron and their fantastic fundraising. The Snowdon Sunrise Climb is a really difficult challenge and they put a huge effort into training and fundraising. Every member of the team has been amazing, we can’t thank them enough."

The team raised £6,110.50 in total including gift aid.