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Wink and Brett Tackle Snowdon - Done!

Fundraising for The Benevolent

70 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 34 supporters
  • Team members: Wink Lorch, Brett Jones
  • Event: Benevolent Snowdonia Challenge, 25 Sep 2010

The Benevolent

We give help to people of the UK drinks industry in need

Charity Registration No. 1023376


Welcome to our JustGiving page where you can donate to support The Benevolent.

UPDATE: Sunday 26th September - We did it! Weather was fabulous and we are both fully intact, if aching a little. Photos soon. We learnt much more about our cause through some great people who work for the Benevolent and were walking with us - most impressive! Thanks so much to all who have donated so far ...

Hoped-for-Weather Conditions in North Wales on 25th September 2010: Mild, occasionally sunny, with a light breeze, no expected rainfall, good visibility.
Why? Because Wink and Brett will be hiking up Snowdon, along with around 25 other professionals from the UK wine, spirit and beer trade. We will be doing it, whatever the weather!
Our Challenge:
Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh) is the highest mountain in Wales (and higher than any in England), at 1,085m (3,650 feet) above sea level (and remember much of England and Wales lies at sea level). You can reach the summit by train, but surely it's much better to walk it? We've been offered the chance to do a day's walk - around 800m vertical rise for about 6km (4 miles) - with a guide, to raise money for our industry's charity. It should take 5 - 7 hours including breaks.
Wink, living part of the year in the Alps, is used to walking in the mountains although usually only does 1 - 3 hours walks with 200 - 500m vertical rise and only in fine weather! A severe asthmatic as a child, she is happy, at 52 to be pretty fit. Over the past 5 years, she has encouraged parter Brett (66) to walk more and they've enjoyed many mountain walks with gentle climbs, but never of this distance or height. What's more they are used to walking in the crisp Alpine air, not in the notoriously damp air of North Wales. It will be a challenge, but one we are really looking forward to. We plan to spend a couple of days in the area to make the most of the scenery and are promised a good dinner (with good wine, we trust) at the end of our long day.
About The Benevolent
: The Benevolent is the only Charity that helps people from the Drinks Industry with financial assistance in times of hardship and need.
Each Year the Charity gives over £350,000 in grants, and all the money raised from the Benevolent Snowdon Challenge will go towards helping the less fortunate from the Drinks Trade. The Benevolent annually helps more than 600 people throughout the country, providing one-off and regular financial grants, sheltered accommodation, care home facilities, advice and support.
We have no idea when one of our friends/colleagues in our industry might suddenly be in real need of the help of the Benevolent, and that's why we really want to support this cause.
How to Donate
: Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
So please, whether you are UK resident or a fan from afar, do help us raise our target. Please dig deep and donate now.
Thank you!
Wink and Brett


  • At the top on a perfect day!
  • Wink and Brett above Lake Annecy
  • View from the top that we hope to see!