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Nursing team Snowdon Trekkers battled Storm Callum for charity

Date 18.10.2018

Walking to the peak of Mount Snowdon, an idea originally formed in the warmth of the Faculty of Health and Society offices at the University of Northampton, was all in aid of a good cause.

The University’s nursing lecturers have a strong background in supporting the Cavell Nurse’s Trust, a charity that helps support Nurses, Midwives and Healthcare Assistants during times of illness or financial hardship.

The walk to the top of Snowdon was part of the Trust’s ‘10K for Nurses’ event, in which people from all over the UK were to trek 13.5k to the top of the mountain in Wales.

Despite a valiant effort, the team of seven (as well as other trekkers) were beaten by the elements.

Julie Gardner, Administrator for Faculty of Health and Society, took part in the trek and explains: “Despite having an extra person present on our Snowdon Challenge – Storm Callum, no less – who made sure he was with us every step of the way, the UoN Trekkers battled the elements and completed 10k of the walk, until the organisers wisely decided to call a halt for safety reasons.

“I’m so proud of the team and we all want to thank everyone who have backed us with donations. There’s still time to add to our total – every penny counts toward a great cause!”

To contribute to the Cavell Nurses’ Trust walk event.