Acorns boot up for a Snowdon challenge

Some of the staff and committee members from The Helmdon Accorns Pre-School set to climb Snowdon with children - adults left to right  - Ann Somerton, Sarah Owen, Sue Morgan and Liz Hart. .
Some of the staff and committee members from The Helmdon Accorns Pre-School set to climb Snowdon with children - adults left to right - Ann Somerton, Sarah Owen, Sue Morgan and Liz Hart. .

Six women from Helmdon Acorns Preschool are getting their boots on to raise money for charity and in memory of a friend and colleague.

On Saturday, June 8, staff and pre-school committee members Liz Hart, Sue Morgan, Sarah Owen, Claire Smith, Anne Somerton and Laura Wilson will be taking on Mount Snowdon. As the highest point in England or Wales, Snowdon stands 3,560ft above sea level and the team will have covered 16 miles if they get to the summit.

Mrs Owen, vice chairman of the pre-school committee said: “Each year we have a number of regular fundraising events, but this year I wanted to introduce something a little different, and so the Snowdon Challenge was conceived.

“As a registered charity we focus a lot of time and effort on fundraising and receive fantastic support from the local community.

“We hope this time they will be behind us every step of the way.

“Our target is to raise £1,000 to develop an outside conservation area for the children to enjoy and also to commission a bench in the memory of our dear friend and former supervisor Judy Butler, who sadly lost her battle with cancer last year.”

She added: “We’ve already received some fantastic support from businesses in the local area and from our suppliers including Macintyers Estate Agents, Howdens Joinery, Ram Racing, Playground Markings Direct and Mineral Star Construction. Without them this expedition would not have been possible.”

To support the team’s fundraising, visit mydonate.bt.com/charities/helmdonacornspreschool.

For more information contact Helmdon Acorns on 01295 768327 or visit www.helmdonacorns.org.uk