A Tingewick woman is aiming to climb high in her new career.
Kitty Norwell, aged 23, has just been appointed fundraising co-ordinator for Age UK Buckinghamshire.
And one of her first challenges in her new role is to climb Snowdonia to raise money for the charity, which supports older and vulnerable people throughout Bucks with a range of services.
Kitty is no stranger to the charity sector, having previously taught photographic and journalistic skills to homeless and marginalised people while working for The Big Issue magazine.
She has also worked as a care assistant in homes for older people specialising in dementia and end-of-life care after leaving Bournemouth Arts University.
Kitty said: “The time I spent working in care homes helped me to understand the challenges older people face in their everyday lives. I saw first-hand how small acts of kindness and a helping hand can make a big difference.
“The challenge in my new role will be to transfer the skills I havedeveloped during small-scale fundraising, into raising much larger amountsof money.
“As Age UK Buckd celebrates its 70 anniversarythis year, I’m aiming to raise £70,000. It seems like a good place to start.
“I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and working for a cause that I believe in 100 per cent.”
As Kitty has already raised money for charity in the past by climbing Kilimanjaro inTanzania, which is 19,341ft high, Kitty should have no problem with Snowdonia, which measures a mere 3,560 ft at its summit.
To sponsor Kitty, visitwww.make-a-donation.org/fundraisers/kitty-norwell