On the morning of Saturday 20th June, Dan Potter of Corps Security, the leading provider of specialist security services, set his sights on reaching the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, to raise money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Magnolia House Appeal. Six and a half hours later, Potter and his fellow climbers celebrated having ascended and descended the 1,085m high elevation.
The purpose of the £1m Magnolia House Appeal is to build a facility for families who need as much help as possible at a difficult time. It will be a place where they can go and compose themselves, have time to think, and act as a location where siblings and parents can come together for support and peace. Corps Security has raised money on previous occasions for the Hospital, and Potter was therefore keen to participate.
Organised by Wesleyan Assurance Society, the official charity sponsor, Potter was part of a 69-strong team. When it came to the climb itself, the team was split into smaller groups of up to 10 people and despite the inclement weather conditions everyone made it to the top and back down without injury.
Commenting on his achievement, Potter said, ‘This was a significant challenge but even though it rained for a significant part of the journey and was very cloudy and misty, everyone remained in good spirits, knowing that our efforts would raise money for a very worthwhile cause. My personal sponsorship totalled £485 and overall the Wesleyan Snowdon Challenge has so far raised over £6,500.’
The Wesleyan Snowdon Challenge team has set up a JustGiving page and if you would like to show your generosity you can visit its website here.