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Pickfords' Walkers raise £4115 for charity

Nov 29, 2015
On September 19, a team from Pickfords took on the ‘Moonlight Challenge’ to climb Mount Snowdon in the dark, to raise funds for its principal charity, the NSPCC.

The team met at NSPCC Village in Llanberis on Saturday evening, where they were given a ‘breakfast’ at 11pm before a safety briefing by the organisers. They then switched on their head torches and joined 200 other fund raisers to start the climb in the dark at 2am. The climbers walked in groups for the next four hours until they reached the summit of Snowdon.    

Unfortunately the team did not see a glorious sunrise at 6.30am as the weather was foggy and visibility was poor. The weather did clear on the three hour walk down and as the sun came up the climbers were rewarded by the sight of the rugged landscape of Snowdonia.   

Climbers included Russell Start, Mark Taylor, Lyndsey Daykin, Celeste Puttock, Elaine Draper Ross, Steve Scanlon, Simon Ruffle and Kirsty Field.  

Managing Director Russell Start said, "Some of us underestimated the physical challenge of the climb and it required a good degree of mental stamina to keep going to the top! We are delighted as a team to have raised £4115 for the NSPCC".  

Photo:  Left to right:  Kirsty Field, Russell Start, Celeste Puttock, Lyndsey Daykin, Simon Ruffle, Elaine Draper Ross, Steve Scanlan and Mark Taylor 


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