Harlow power workers make it to the top of Mount Snowdon

Business / Wed 16th Nov 2022 at 10:17am

WHEN four Harlow power workers decided to raise money with a charity walk they aimed high – as high as the top of a mountain!!

The UK Power Networks colleagues enjoyed taking part in a 22-mile walk two years ago, but they felt they needed a bigger challenge. They decided to climb to the top of Mount Snowdon – over 1,000 metres high.

The group met up at weekends to cover the miles together and practice on hilly terrain. They decided to raise money for St Clare Hospice as some of them had benefitted from their support.

Angela Humphreys, who is part of the safety team, said that when it came to the day the weather was “foggy and extremely windy”.

The climb took the intrepid team three hours with amazing views on the way up and down.

“It was hard work but worth it,” said Angela. “At the top we felt a massive sense of achievement, it was a great team effort and we are so proud. We also thought we might be blown off the summit, but we held on!”

Angela added that the support from family, friends and colleagues had been fantastic and they  have now raised well over £1,000, including a contribution from UK Power Networks which supports its employees charity fundraising with a matched contribution.

Charlotte Greaves, corporate fundraiser at St Clare Hospice, said: “Thank you so much to the team from UK Power Networks for taking on the incredible challenge of climbing Snowdon. It’s wonderful they made such a huge effort for St Clare, and their fundraising makes a real difference to the local families who need our support. £1,000 is enough to pay for more than 12 home visits by our Hospice at Home nursing team, who give vital care to patients in the comfort of their own home. Thank you to the team for helping St Clare to care.”

Now Peter Clements, Simon Clark, Matt Coulson and Angela are wondering what their next challenge will be!

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2 Comments for Harlow power workers make it to the top of Mount Snowdon:

Sandra Clark
2022-11-16 17:16:51

Well done all of you, for raising funds for St Clare Hospice, it was hard work and a great achievement, Sandra Clark

Bill Shortall
2022-11-26 13:19:35

Well done boys and girl , and for raising money for needy cause

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