Moving Mountains to Raise Money for Pure Insight

Posted on the 13th June 2018

The team at Etherow Park Café and Pure Innovations have set themselves a challenge to walk the longest route up Mount Snowdon, known as the ‘Snowdon Llanberis’ path. The walk will be taking place on the 17th July 2018 raising money for Pure Insight.

A story on each walker will be released every week leading up to the date. The blogs will allow you to discover why they are doing the challenge and their personal journeys of what it will take in order to reach this mammoth goal.

The Pure Insight charity sets out to support a vulnerable group of young people through a difficult transition period from leaving care to adult independence. For more information on Pure Insight please visit their website.

So without further ado, let’s find out more about our first walker…

Emily

I am Emily. I work for Pure Innovations as the Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator. I am climbing Snowdon for Pure Insight because I’ve seen the difference it makes to young people’s lives. The young people can go so far with the help of the charity and I know how many more people Pure Insight can help with more money!

Am I prepared for this challenge?

No, definitely not. I do not go to the gym, I do not exercise and I struggle to pace myself. However, I have got the right gear so I feel that I will be warm enough and comfy enough on the day.

What am I going to do to prepare for the challenge?

I would say I am going to start jogging and I will do a ten minute work out set in the mornings, but I will not get time and I won’t have the motivation. I am going to try very hard to do at least something once a week as I know this is a serious challenge.

What will I pack in my bag on the day?

A lot of sugar and carbohydrates as I have type 1 diabetes so I need to be well stocked. I will take lots of food and water (as we may get lost) and spare clothes just in case I get too cold. Most importantly, I am taking funny props and games to ensure we are all having fun and remember to enjoy it. As I know this is the biggest thing I have ever done, laughing along the way is better than crying. Lastly, I will leave some room for me in my bag, as the team may have to carry me back down!

All jokes aside please donate and support us all by donating through clicking on the orange link below. I am really looking forward to doing this challenge now and really feel like it’s a great achievement.

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