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Conquering Ben Nevis for The National Autistic Society

MAC Surfacing continue their charity drive with MD Mark Hibbert tackling the Ben Nevis Challenge

The Ben Nevis Challenge takes place on Saturday 11th August and Sunday 12th August 2018 and Mark will be scaling the mountain on Sunday the 12th. The Ben Nevis Challenge supports the National Autistic Society


Since it started the first autism-specific school in the world in 1965, The National Austistic Society has been testing out the best ways to support autistic people of all ages.

Today, they run residential, supported living, community day hubs, outreach, befriending, social groups and employment support services for adults as well as specialist schools, autism centres in mainstream schools and further education support for children and young people.


Based in Tipton and launched in 2004, MAC Surfacing have grown into one of the nation’s leading providers of hire-based surfacing solutions incorporating Paver Hire, Planer Hire, Labour Hire and Plant Haulage.

MAC Surfacing has a history of charitable work and each year looks to grow their involvement in helping others. Skydiving and boxing for Cancer Research and walking for Promise Dreams are all in the MAC charitable portfolio.

MAC SURFACING | Laying down the charity gauntlet

In August, MD Mark will tackle Ben Nevis, and we found out why.

‘Why this particular challenge?’ being our first question:

“Well firstly…” Mark opened, “With our company ethos and the fact Jake (Wherton, Director of MAC) Marc (Copson, Director of MAC) and Mark (Copson, Chairman of MAC) have all completed charity challenges- I felt it was definitely my turn!”

“Then, I was looking into possible options and this one stood out to me as something that will be a lot of hard work but also enjoyable and certainly rewarding for both myself personally, and the charity of my choice.”

So we asked Mark ‘Why support this charity?’ and found the answer very close to his heart.

Mark told us:

“It’s a cause that means a huge amount to me, as my 10 year old daughter, Lara, has a very severe form of autism herself.

“So, I’m very grateful to the National Autistic Society for the guidance, advice and support received throughout Lara’s life. They’re the perfect beneficiary.”

If you’d like to donate to Mark’s Ben Nevis ascent, click here

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