2nd May 2019

Felgains trio plan Snowdon climb to support local charity

A crack squad of Felgains would-be mountaineers are preparing to tackle one of the UK’s highest mountains – Snowdon. And they’re taking a Raizer Emergency Lifting Chair with them.

Sam Webber, Harvey Lock and Barry Tunley are the team taking on the climb, which they’ll be attempting on 17th May. The bonkers (sorry, adventurous) trio are hoping to raise awareness, as well as much-needed funds, for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Sam, the mastermind behind the challenge, said, “I’ve long been a silent supporter of EACH and I feel that some fundraising support from the Felgains team is long overdue. EACH have huge running costs and we’ve seen the incredible support they’ve provided to families that we’ve been involved with over the years. I’m excited to be climbing Snowdon to support them and will be grateful for any support you can give.”

Sam's preparing for the mountain with early morning walks
^Sam’s preparing for the mountain with early morning walks

But why the addition of the Raizer? Harvey, one of our Raizer product specialists, said: “we quite often tell people that the Raizer isn’t that heavy, and that most people find it easy to carry over short distances and up stairs etc. So we decided to put our money where our mouths were and commit to carrying it 9 miles up the mountain!”.

Harvey squeezing in training in between client meetings
^ Harvey squeezing in training along the River Severn in between client meetings

We’re pretty sure it’s unlikely that the team will happen across any uninjured fallen climbers on the way up, but they’ll certainly be prepared if they do!

Speaking of preparations… Despite mountains being in short supply in our part of the world, the team are determined to at least make some modest training efforts.

Barry said: “Having never climbed Snowdon before (or done much climbing at all for that matter), evening walks have been the order of the day for the last couple of weeks to get some training. I’m sure walking on a pavement, on the beach, or in a field will be slightly different to climbing Snowdon, but fingers crossed it’s all helping!”.

If you’d like to back the boys and support the amazing work that EACH does every day, please give as generously as you can. It’ll make everything worth it – especially for their tired legs (and the rest of the Felgains team who’ll have to hear about them…).

Thank you 😊

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Author

Sarah Colley

Marketing Manager
Sarah joined the Felgains team in December 2017, after gaining valuable and varied experience in the education and leisure sectors. She also tried her hand at being a cowgirl once, in a one-road town called Anaconda in the Rocky Mountains. Only for six weeks, though. The boots didn't suit her. Nowadays, when she's not penning blogs or directing photo shoots, she can usually be found exploring the countryside with her beloved whippet, Louie.

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