Appeal for climbers to make 3,209 feet fundraising ascent

Appeal for climbers to make 3,209 feet fundraising ascent
Appeal for climbers to make 3,209 feet fundraising ascent

Appeal for climbers to make 3,209 feet fundraising ascent

Caudwell Children, the national charity that provides practical and emotional support to disabled children and their families, is appealing for people to scale Cumbria’s Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, in order to raise vital funds for disabled children.

The charity is looking for individuals, of all abilities, and says that climbers will enjoy some of the best views of Britain when they make it to the 3,209 ft peak.

The fundraising challenge will take place on Saturday 28th September, 2019. On reaching the summit climbers will get the chance to relax and enjoy the stunning views that inspired such notable writers and poets as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Baines and Wainwright.

On a clear day climbers can experience the panoramic views of Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Vicky Glanville, from Caudwell Children, says the climb will give participants access to a unique environment. She said: “Whilst the challenge isn’t for the faint hearted it’s certainly an enjoyable climb. The mountain is a site of specific scientific interest and provides excellent habitat for a variety of rare plants and flora.

“The glacial erosion has also contributed in the creation of a stunning landscape, so it’s a spectacular climb that will be enjoyed by all.”

The challenge has been organised with Caudwell Children’s partners Large Outdoors, who provide qualified mountain leaders.

As Vicky explained the highly skilled guides are on hand throughout the climb to manage a safe ascent. She said: “They will ensure that our participants make it to the summit whatever their ability. They are perfectly experienced in gauging the needs of individual climbers and they will make it an enjoyable experience for everyone.”

Participants can register to climb as an individual or as part of a team through Large Outdoors website. Entry is just £39 and climbers are asked to raise a minimum of £50 as a fundraising target.

If participants contact the charity directly, and pledge to raise the £50 minimum fundraising target, the will receive a discount code to get 20% off the standard entry price.

Money generated by the climb will help Caudwell Children to provide therapies, treatments, specialist equipment and short breaks to disabled children across the UK.

Sue Fisher, from the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, completed the climb in 2015. After reaching the summit she posted on her Facebook page: “It was exhilarating! We got the most beautiful views as our ascent was mostly in clear conditions.”   

Sue was accompanied by three members of her family on the climb, which had always been one of her ambitions to complete. As she explained: “The climb had been on my summit tick list for years and I couldn’t wait to say that I’d conquered England’s highest mountain.

”I’d urge anyone to do it as it’s a day that you’ll never forget, and what’s more the funds you raise will  change the lives of disabled children across the UK.”     

To register your place call Vicky Glanville on 01782 433755 or email: vicky.glanville@caudwellchildren.com

To find out more visit the web page here.

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