9th Dec, 2016

Fundraising heroes wanted for popular Zoe's Place Snowdon Trek

Steve Carpenter 26th Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

EVERY day heroes are wanted to take on this year’s Snowdon Trek challenge which will see fundraisers climb to the summit of one of the biggest mountains in the UK.

Zoe’s Place are calling for more people to sign up and raise much-needed funds for the Hospice, which relies heavily on fundraising activities such as these.

The challenge will see participants climb to the top of Snowdon on foot to an impressive 3,560 feet (1,085m).

The team will arrive at the base of the mountain in North Wales on the morning of Saturday October 1 and with the help of experienced guides, participants will head up the biggest mountain in England and Wales.

To celebrate an evening meal will be held at the hotel that evening and the team will return to Coventry after a much deserved hearty breakfast on Sunday morning.

“Every day is a challenge for our special babies that require our care” said Zoe’s Place challenge events officer Vicky Whitlock.

“We really do need as many people as possible to take on this event to help contribute to our annual target of 1.3million.”

Participants are asked to raise £200 in sponsorship and this includes travel arrangements, evening meal, breakfast and accommodation. The event is open to anyone 18 years and over and of a reasonable fitness as participants could be walking between 6-8 hours over rough terrain.

No stranger to challenge events herself, Vicky is encouraging everyone to consider taking part.

She added: “You learn that you can achieve much more than you thought possible and the experience improves your fitness, self-discipline and confidence. This coupled with making a real difference to your local baby hospice leaves you with a real positive lifetime experience.”

For information email Vicky.whitlock@zoes-place.org.uk or call 02476 939520