Stepping up for Shropshire charity

Stepping up for Shropshire charity

The Climbing Out charity holds a fundraising hike every year to raise vital funds which allows them to continue the amazing work they do to help young people across Shropshire and beyond. This year’s event is looming and we are proud to say we will once again be part of it!

We have been a staunch supporter of Climbing Out and its founder Kelda Wood for many years and on October 9th our very own Richard Hughes, along with two friends, will be stepping up . . . and up, and up to the challenge by taking on the four, yes, four-mountain hike in Snowdonia.

The Climbing Out Snowdonia Challenge features easy, moderate and challenging routes, so there is something to suit hikers at all levels of ability, age and fitness. Hikers can opt to take on between one and four of Snowdon’s iconic mountains and it all happens in just one day!

Richard will be taking on the full Llyn Idwal, Y Garn plus Elidir Fawr to Deiniolen challenge totalling 16.5km and 928m ascent!

About Climbing Out

Kelda launched her Climbing Out charity 11 years ago to help people coming to terms with life-changing mental or physical trauma or illness. This is done in several ways, including walk and talk days which are designed to bring people who are facing similar challenges together and support them to regain their confidence by getting out and about.

Another major way the charity is making a difference is through its hugely successful five-day outdoor activity programmes aimed at helping people rebuild their confidence and self-esteem.

It takes money to achieve all this, to keep operating, provide invaluable help and support and continue making a massive difference in people’s lives. Kelda has played a major role in the fundraising efforts of course – who could forget the wonderful trans-Atlantic rowing challenge she completed?

Helping out Climbing Out

One of the charity’s big fundraisers is the annual hike which to date has included the Three Peaks Challenge, the Peak District Challenge and North Wales Ridge Challenge.

It is always well supported, a great opportunity to bring those who back and value the work of the charity and intrepid adventurers together for a great day out – as well as raising money for a truly wonderful cause.

So we will all be cheering on Richard and his pals on October 9th as they bid to go the extra mile – or two – for a great cause. And you can support them too –