On the morning of Saturday 20 June, Dan Potter of Corps Security set his sights on reaching the top of Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, in order to raise money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Magnolia House Appeal. Just over six hours later, Potter and his fellow climbers celebrated having ascended and then descended the 1,085 metre high peak.
The purpose of the £1 million Magnolia House Appeal is to build a facility for families who need as much help as possible at a difficult time. It will be a place where they can go and compose themselves and have time to think, and will act as a location where siblings and parents can come together for support and peace.
Corps Security has raised money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital on previous occasions and Potter was therefore keen to participate in this latest challenge which was organised by Wesleyan Assurance Society, the official charity sponsor.
Potter was part of a 69-strong team. When it came to the climb itself, the team was split into smaller groups of up to ten individuals and, despite the inclement weather conditions, everyone made it to the top and back down without injury.
Commenting on his achievement, Potter said: “This was a significant challenge. Even though it rained for much of the journey and was very cloudy and misty, everyone remained in good spirits knowing that our efforts would raise money for a very worthwhile cause. My personal sponsorship totalled £485.”
Overall, the Wesleyan Snowdon Challenge has so far raised over £6,500 which is a huge achievement. Congratulations from everyone at Risk UK and Pro-Activ Publications!
*The Wesleyan Snowdon Challenge Team has set up a JustGiving page. If the readers of Risk UK would like to show their support they can do so by visiting the website and making a donation. Here’s the link you need to access: http://www.justgiving.com/WesleyanSnowdon/?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=WesleyanSnowdon&utm_campaign=pfp-email