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Julie Knowles

Snowdonia Walkers

Fundraising for National Trust

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National Trust

We're a charity that looks after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone. This includes 775 miles of coastline, over 248,000 hectares of land and over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments gardens and parks and nature reserves.

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

 

Well we did it,we have completed our task of walking up Snowdon on Saturday 22nd October.

 

 We had a fantastic day and I would like to say a huge thank you to Richard Neale General Manager, Snowdonia & Llŷn who gave up his time to walk with us. Richards’s knowledge of the area was fantastic and he made the walk so much more interesting and kept up motivated throughout. I would like to thanks all of those who walked. Sue McNabb Customer Service Manager of SCC, Alison Lowry Section Manager, Alan Graham Team Manager, Alison Myers campaign specialist and my husband John and Good friends Karen Macdonough and Julie mostes and not forgetting their tireless dog Tia!

Please see below some of Richards commentry from the day:- 

 

Eight intrepid colleagues from the Trust’s Supporter Services Centre braved strong winds and aching joints to successfully climb Wales’ highest peak on Saturday, the 22nd of October. Inspired by their job of handling donations to our appeal, they decided to give up their time to do a series of sponsored events to raise £1,000 for Llyndy Isaf. 

I joined the team at 8 a.m. sharp at the Snowdon Ranger youth hostel and soon we were battling 40 mph winds as we wound our way up the 935 m. of arduous ascent.  I found it fascinating to hear about how the staff at the SSC work. 

The centre process all the membership applications and donations as well as handling thousands of enquiries daily.  I must admit that I shared many people’s misconceptions of what people in ‘call centre’ actually do .

Chatting to this lively group of Liverpudlians, I came to realise that here was a team who believe passionately in the work of the Trust and enjoy playing a crucial part in keeping the organisation going.

 I was reminded of the office worker at NASA who when asked in the 1960s what she did, gave the answer “I’m helping putting a man on the moon”.

Eventually our path merged with the Llanberis Path and we joined the crowds triumphantly climbing the last half mile ridge to the summit.  As we tucked into our sandwiches and flasks we were reminded that food and drink always tastes better after you’ve climbed a mountain.  Julie remarked “that was the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had”. 

As we prepared to leave the summit the mist parted and we were treated to wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

With sore feet and aching knees, we eventually got back safely to the car park at about 4:00pm, happy in the knowledge that although the ascent broke no records (at about 1-mile-an-hour average speed) we had done more to help Snowdonia than most of the others who climbed Snowdon that day.

 

So far we have raised a fantastic £855 off line this was due to a fund raising day at Supporter Service Centre. We had a sponsored silence, cake competition, cake sale, raffle and a sponsored waxing (ouch!)

 I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who supported on the day and donated and also all of you who have donated on line.  

Kind Regards and thanks  to all who have supported so far

Julie

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