Snowdon success for our charity climbers
26 October 2011
Our Snowdon Challenge team have raised over £9,000 so far after conquering the highest mountain in Wales last month.
The climb, on Saturday 17 September, saw a team of almost 50 make it to the summit, a height of 3,560 feet.
Among those to reach the top was Simon Morritt, chief executive of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Simon says: "It was a wonderful experience to climb Snowdon with my colleagues and so many people supporting the charity and Trust. Everyone who took part was in great spirits and we had a fantastic day".
Simon was joined by executive director of human resources Steve Ned, who prepared for the climb with a series of practice walks.
“It was a big challenge but I had some friends of a similar age along with me and we got through it together“, says Steve, 45.
“It was a great way to raise vital funds to support the work of our dedicated staff and keep fit at the same time.”
Several members of the charity team including our director David Vernon-Edwards also reached the summit.
“We’re so pleased with the amount the team raised”, says David. “Our challenge events are just that – challenging – because we want to reflect the challenges that our dedicated staff at the hospital face every day.”
Here at the charity we're now busy planning an exciting challenge event calendar for the new year as part of our fundraising activities and we'll be sure to keep you updated. In the meantime there are always plenty of ways to Get Involved!