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Climb for Caudwell Children raises thousands to change the lives of children with a disability


On Wednesday 30th August, Caudwell Children partnered with InverTay Homes for a guided ascent of the 886m high Pen y Fan Mountain in the breath-taking Brecon Beacons. The climb was a networking event for philanthropists and like-minded people, where they also raised thousands for disabled and autistic children.

InverTay Homes, a property development company based in Dundee, Scotland have been avid supporters of Caudwell Children for a few years.

Eddie Wighton founder of InverTay Homes said “Mandy and I have given our support to Caudwell Children in various ways over the last few years and are very happy to be involved in any way we can.

“With our limited resources, we have donated to sensory packs, sponsored participants in the Monaco cycle with champions event, donated packages for the auctions at the London Butterfly Ball and Cheshire lunch and of course, hosted the Climb 4 Caudwell event for our second year. This is only possible with the help of our company InverTay Homes and my fellow director Michael Pratt.

“We are delighted to have had another successful outdoor event, and so pleased that all of the participants had a wonderful time. Hopefully they will join us on C4C – 2024, and we aim to be even bigger and better than 2023.

“Keep up the fantastic work and thanks to all the team at Caudwell Children.”

Under the supervision of qualified mountain leaders, the DS, the team walked the famous “Fan Dance” route which is used for SAS aptitude training.

Lee Shenton, Associate Director of Partnerships at Caudwell Children took part in the climb, he said “Eddie Wighton and InverTay Homes are fantastic supporters of the charity, so when Eddie kindly invited me to take part I jumped at the chance.

“I wanted to do my bit to help and to meet all the participants and businesses that were supporting Caudwell Children in order to say thank you.

“The climb was a big challenge but I prepared for it well. I started to do various size walks with the dog about a month before the walk, so one weekend I would do 11 miles, the next day I would do 3 miles and kept it going.

“It got to the point that the dog would dive in to his bed whenever I reached for my walking boots as I think the novelty soon wore off for him.”

To accommodate all levels of abilities, participants could choose from two routes. There was a more challenging distance of 24km, where they ascended the mountain on route to the half way point before meeting the safety vehicle and taking a quick break. On the return journey they walked back along the same route, however this time they headed back to the start point via the formidable Jacob’s Ladder.

The second route was half the distance, where participants ascended over Pen y Fan and enjoyed a leisurely walk down the old Roman road where the safety vehicle was waiting to take them back to their staring point.

Louise Wright, Senior Executive Applications Manager at Caudwell Children also took part in the climb, she said “The last challenge I was involved in was back in 2019, so it was definitely the right time to get my walking boots back on. The climb was hard but totally worth it, my most memorable part was when we reached the top of Pen y Fan we were greeted by wild horses, that’s not something you see every day.

“It was amazing to raise so much money that will change children’s lives but I think spreading awareness of Caudwell Children is equally as important. Some of the participants hadn’t heard of the charity before and passersby were asking about Caudwell Children and what we do, so events like this spread the work of the charity, even on the side of a mountain.”

Caudwell Children have several challenges you can get involved in, from Sky Diving to running the London Marathon.

For more information about Caudwell Children’s Challenges please visit

For more information please contact:

Sarah Annable – PR Executive

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