MORE THAN 60 local adventurers have put their best feet forward to climb one of the country’s highest mountains.
A group of 64 intrepid climbers took on Snowdon to raise more than £12,000 of vital funds for Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice as part of the charity’s latest appeal.
Battling against the elements, the group reached the top – with two climbers celebrating the feat by becoming engaged at the summit.
Speaking about the group’s fundraising efforts, Community Fundraising Officer, Jane McGaffney said: “To see a sea of yellow Zoë’s Tee Shirts going up the mountain was fantastic to see and a lot of people stopped the climbers to ask about the charity, some even giving donations on the way.
“I am staggered of the amount they have raised and very proud of them all.
“It was very hard going, the weather wasn’t the best, but the atmosphere between them was very positive and very uplifting.
“Although many of them couldn’t walk properly for several days, they all said it was a great achievement and one they would never forget.”
Through it’s latest appeal, the Hospice, which is not as yet open seven days a week, hopes to raise enough money to be able to offer its specialist respite and palliative care for sick babies and children 24/7.