Team of ten brave perilous hike for children’s charity

Newnorth Snowdon team
Newnorth Snowdon team

Staff from a Kempston print company hiked across a knife-edge ridge with sheer drops to complete a gruelling six-hour climb for charity.

A team of 10 from Newnorth Print walked the Crib Goch ridge to the top of Snowdon in Wales on Saturday, July 23.

The route required the group, ranging from novices to more experienced climbers, to navigate a narrow trail between a 350-foot drop and a 45-degree rock face.

The £1,900 they have raised so far will go to The Children’s Society to support the charity’s work with the most vulnerable children across the country suffering abuse, hardship and neglect.

Garry Hardy, managing director of Newnorth Print, said: “This walk is definitely not for the faint hearted and was a real test of our mental strength and physical endurance. The route is literally along a knife edge ridge with sheer drops on either side.”

“What we endured on the day is nothing in comparison to the ongoing hardships that vulnerable children endure daily, so it was our pleasure to have raised well in excess of £1,500 for The Children’s Society.”

Reena Ruda, challenge events co-ordinator for The Children’s Society, said: “Newnorth’s fantastic efforts to help young people are inspiring and we hope others are motivated by their determination to make a difference. The funds raised by the team will help us continue our life-changing work with children who often have nowhere else to turn.”

To sponsor Newnorth go to: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=newnorth1&isTeam=true