Volunteers scale Snowdon to raise funds for hospice

PUBLISHED: 10:58 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 10:59 26 May 2015

The adventurous team from Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice

The adventurous team from Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice


Adventurers take part in high ropes challenge too

Staff and volunteers from Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice have climbed Mount Snowdon to raise funds for the charity.

Some 11 adventurers scaled the 3,560-foot peak, escorted by mountain guides, and took part in a high ropes challenge - undeterred by rain and wind.

The team expect to raise at least £1,000 for the hospice - enough to supply the inpatient unit with medicine for five days.

Chief executive Kate Heaps said: “The high ropes course was terrifying.

“I did it, despite my absolute fear of heights, because my sponsorship depended on me completing the whole challenge.”

Fundraising manager Sarah O’Halloran added: “The poor weather added to the sense of achievement when we reached the summit.

“I can’t wait to do it all again!”

A team from the hospice will be taking part in a similar challenge on September 26 and 27.

For more information or to take part, visit, call 020 8319 9230 or email

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