23rd March 2018
On 17th March Natalie and Jo set off early hours to climb Snowden, the tallest mountain in Wales.
The day started with kitting up ready to tackle the gale-force winds and incoming snow which was arriving at midday.
We arrived at the Rhyd-ddu Path ready to set off our journey alongside the railway path… however we mistakenly took a wrong turn and ended up on the moderate to hard path Bwlch Cwm Llan going up the South Ridge, which we didn’t realise till we were on our way back.
We were knocked down a few times by the wind and found ourselves crawling on our hands and knees to stay safer in parts.
With the ridge being so challenging, professional climbers couldn’t get across due to the winds and ice so advised us to turn back at this point as it was not safe to continue.
We felt incredibly proud to have made it that far, and to date it is probably the most physical challenge we have ever been faced with.
The village that the path is situated is called Beddgelert and was such a beautiful village. I recommend to anyone that’s looking to climb Snowden, to visit the village to see the picturesque rivers flowing through the mountains.
Thank you so much to everyone who has made donations, we are humbled by your support and hope to reach our target over the next few weeks.
To date we have raised £390 in aid of Vasculitis UK
Click here to see our just giving page with details of why we have chose to support Vasculitis UK
Click here to see the path details and read more about the route we took
Nat Park – Snowdonia
Length – 7.5 miles / 12.2 km
Ascent – 3000 feet / 909 metres
Grade – mod/hard
Start – OS grid reference SH571526
Lat 53.051502 // Long -4.13339
20th March 2018
Surrey Heath Business Awards
On 9th March we were lucky enough to attend the Surrey Heath Business Awards following on from being shortlisted for two awards for Developing Talent and star of the year.
The companies who were shortlisted were inspiring, with fantastic leadership and great contribution to the Surrey community.
We have recently opened our office in Camberley and felt incredibly overwhelmed with all the support shown to us from the organisers and other local businesses.
We unfortunately didn’t take home any awards this time but we hope to get make a real difference over the next year, through offering employment and helping the company in any way we can, including holding dementia friend sessions at local coffee mornings.
We would like to congratulate all the shortlisted and winning companies.
To find out more about the Surrey Heath Business Awards click here
Developing talent- Recognising businesses that provide opportunities for personal development
- An organisation who can demonstrate dedication to development and training of workforce
- An organisation who can demonstrate how they provide opportunities for employee development
- An organisation who can demonstrate commitment to creating a supportive business culture
- An organisation who can demonstrate a willingness to explore and provide benefits for staff
Star of the Year Award – Rewarding exceptional individuals
Someone who goes the extra mile to make a business really special. A brilliant salesperson, a fantastic team member, and someone who consistently offers outstanding customer service