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An intrepid 16 members of staff from Derwen College walked up Snowdon, yesterday, to raise funds and awareness for Derwen College Charity.

Most of those walking for Derwen College Charity had never attempted Snowdon before, making this a daunting challenge.

Weather conditions were cloudy, wet and windy, but that did not deter the team who made great progress and reached the summit on schedule.

This was the second Derwen staff Snowdon walk – the first took place three weeks ago.  In total, 36 staff have completed the climb to raise funds for the charity.  The total funds raised to date is £1280.48.

Walk leader, Ben Leonard – who took part in both walks –  said he was proud of everyone who took part.

“It was a great day, everything went well and everyone worked really hard to reach the top of Snowdon. It was a shame the views were not great from the summit, but the clouds parted on our way down and we finally got to enjoy the breath-taking views of Snowdonia.

“Everyone helped each other to keep going, and that made a big difference.”

Money raised for Derwen College Charity goes towards supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in their education, work experience and independence skills learning.

Anyone wishing to support this event can make a donation via the on-line donation page

More pictures from the walk are available on our Facebook page.


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