Hiking Heroes head up Snowdon by sunrise

Hiking Heroes head up Snowdon by sunrise Image

Wolves Foundation and Compton Care are teaming up to encourage a team of ‘Hiking Heroes’ to take part in the unique challenge of climbing Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) by Sunrise, raising vital funds for the two charities.

This June, participants will head up the highest mountain in England and Wales under the cover of darkness, reaching the summit to hopefully enjoy a spectacular sunrise before making the descent and reflecting on a fantastic experience.

Organised by Sky Blue Adventures, the opportunity to trek under the starry skies of Eryri (Snowdonia) and into morning, a practical example of Wolverhampton’s motto Out of Darkness Cometh Light – offers a fantastic opportunity to build character and teamwork but also support two of the city’s most well-known charities.

Fundraising from the challenge will be shared equally between Compton Care, the long-standing Wolverhampton charity which helps patients and their loved ones navigate every aspect of life following a palliative diagnosis, and Wolves Foundation, Wolves’ official charity, which delivers over 45 unique projects to people of all ages and abilities in the aim of creating opportunities and changing lives.

“We are delighted to be offering people the opportunity to take on this fantastic challenge in support of Wolves Foundation and Compton Care,” says Carla Hentsch, fundraising & events executive with Wolves Foundation.

“Trekking up Snowdon at night provides a mental and physical challenge but should also be a hugely positive experience and create a real sense of achievement, both with the event itself but also the fundraising.

“As Wolves’ official charity, we rely on generosity from across the community to fundraise for us, which allows us to make a really positive impact in creating opportunities and changing lives for people in Wolverhampton and surrounding areas.

“As a Foundation, we are delighted to be linking up with a charity such as Compton Care with such vast experience of delivering vital services for people from the city, and look forward to continuing our working relationship forged over many years by coming together to organise this event.”

Lee Newman, head of fundraising at Compton Care, added: “We are really excited to be collaborating with Wolves Foundation and offering people the chance to scale Yr Wyddfa or Snowdon by Sunrise this summer.

“From caring for people with life limiting conditions to helping the city’s youngsters thrive, Compton Care and Wolves Foundation are there for people when they need us most and we hope that people will join us in June as we make strides together to support our local communities.”

Participants will follow the Llanberis route, the longest and most gradual of the six main paths to the summit – which sits at 1,085 metres – with the trek expected to take six hours.

The team will be supported all the way by the organisers’ experienced mountain leaders, as well as benefitting from a great team environment.

So, can you be one of our hiking heroes?

The trek starts in the early hours of Sunday 2nd June and places can be booked online now by clicking here.

A £40 deposit will be taken on registration to secure a spot on this challenge. We will then ask you to fundraise a minimum of £250 for Compton Care and Wolves Foundation, with 75% to be raised by 2nd June 2024.


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