Serious side to Tamworth store boss Simon Cullen's decision to take the Mickey
A TAMWORTH store manager is today (Thursday) donning a Mickey Mouse suit as he aims to scale one of the UK's tallest peaks in the name of charity.
When 30 Argos managers commence their climb of Mount Snowdon, only Tamworth representative Simon Cullen will be dressed from head to toe in fancy dress.
The 45-year-old said: "All the store managers from the North Midlands will be participating in the climb for the Teenage Cancer Trust – but I'm the only one doing it in fancy dress. I am very nervous about doing the climb – after being in the costume for a few hours it does get very hot."
The teenage charity is especially poignant to those at the Tamworth store because a member of staff aged 22 is battling cancer for a second time.
Staff so far have raised £360 in sponsorship and £448 has been donated by customers – helping them near their target of £1,000.
Mr Cullen has been visiting stores dressed as Mickey Mouse to raise additional money, with a competition of guessing how many miles he will travel in total from store visits to climbing Snowdon.
The ex-soldier will have someone climbing the path with him because visibility in the suit is restricted, making it harder to climb certain parts of the mountain.
Mount Snowdon has many different routes and the managers will be hiking up the five-mile Llanberis Path.
Centre manager at Ankerside, John Tarrant, said: "We hope you will join us in supporting Simon and his fellow climbers and we would like to wish them the best of luck for the event."