Cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step is appealing for volunteers to take part in a special fundraising challenge next month.
‘Snowdon By Night’ is an opportunity to take part in an organised sponsored nine-mile hike up the highest mountain in Wales to see the sunrise from the 1,085 metres high summit.
Stick ‘n’ Step has partnered with RAW Adventures, who will be providing experienced guides for the event, which is taking place on Friday 27 May.
Corporate Fundraiser at Stick ‘n’ Step, Joanne Fowler, said, “We are so excited to be taking part in what promises to be a really unforgettable occasion. It will be extraordinary to climb the mountain by moonlight and then see the sunrise from such a height.
“All money raised will go towards providing support for the children, young people and their families from across the region, who access our services at our Runcorn and Wallasey centres.”
“I am almost 50 and I have never climbed an actual mountain, so I have decided to challenge myself to climb Snowdon as part of my 50th birthday celebrations. The children at Stick ‘n’ Step have really inspired me as they face challenges every day with grit and determination.”
Participants should be reasonably fit to enable them to take part in the hike. It costs £44 to register for Snowdon By Night and a minimum sponsorship of £100 per participant is required.
Go to https://www.sticknstep.org/events/snowdon-by-night/ to find out more. Registration closes on 29 April.
On completion of the challenge, all participants will be able to enjoy a cooked breakfast at the foot of the mountain and will also receive a Climb Snowdon certificate and Slate Medal.
Stick ‘n’ Step offers support services to children with cerebral palsy and their families. The charity provides the children with totally free of charge conductive education sessions, allowing them to gain the skills they need to live more independent lives. Over 100 children from across the region usually attend these sessions weekly or twice weekly at the charity’s Wallasey and Runcorn centres.
Image: Joanne Fowler, training for her 50th birthday challenge of climbing Snowdon by night