A group of staff – their friends, family and dogs – took fundraising to new heights as they climbed Mount Snowdon to raise money for patients who use Walsall Healthcare services in the Manor Hospital and community.
Organised through the Well Wishers charity, the climb took place on Saturday 11 May and the group followed the Llanberis Path route of nine miles taking fundraisers more than 3,100 feet up to the summit of Wales’ tallest mountain.
Staff from nursing, midwifery, Shelfield Child Development Centre, portering, communications, patient experience, theatres and admin all took part.
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Fundraising Manager Georgie Westley said: “It was really challenging in places because of the uneven ground and the sheer steepness of the path we took but we all supported and motivated each other to reach the summit – and what a fantastic feeling that was.
“I don’t think we can quite believe we made it to the top, even now, but I’m so proud of everyone. Our Well Wishers charity raises money for items above and beyond what the NHS can provide. While we’ve raised hundreds of pounds so far our Just Giving page is open until the end of this month so people can continue to contribute.”
To make a donation please go to https://www.justgiving.com/camp…/wellwisherssnowdonclimb2019
Well Wishers organises a host of events throughout the year. Its popular charity boxing match, organised in partnership with former British Lightweight Champion and IBF Super Lightweight Champion Martin Gethin, takes place this Friday 17 May at Bloxwich Memorial Hall and is a sell-out. Other events include an old school-style It’s a Knockout contest in July and Trust’s Got Talent in September.