MS Research and Relief Fund's Snowdon Challenge 2019 saw teams working together to push, pull and carry a team member with MS in a specially adapted wheelchair from the base to the summit of Mount Snowdon and back again. This challenge involved working as a team to climb Wales’ largest mountain, and one of the UK's famous Three Peaks, navigating rocky paths and increasing altitude, experiencing stunning views and landscapes along the way.
This monumental event saw teams tackle Wales' tallest mountain via the Llanberis path, marching from base to summit and back down again before returning to the campsite for a celebration dinner.
Participating teams had between 12-15 people plus one person in a wheelchair. Find out where your money goes here.
Every participant received:
All funds raised went directly to improving the lives of local people affected by MS.
Between the charity’s main service centre, Benmar House, and its nine Outreach provisions across the North East of England, MS Research and Relief Fund’s current service provision currently costs in excess of £600,000 per year. With the addition of our new Physiotherapy Centre soon to be added into the mix, this will increase to over £700,000.
We receive no statutory or government funding for the work that we do. All of our funding comes from legacies and donations. Events such as this one allow us to not just maintain our service provision, but also to expand it and thus help even more people affected by Multiple Sclerosis.
Mountain safety support during the Snowdon Wheelchair Challenge was provided by Up 4 It Outdoors, an outdoor activities company based in Snowdonia. The leaders of the company, Dilwyn Sanderson-Jones and Richard Williams, both have over twenty years of experience in the Royal Air Force each, including with the Mountain Rescue Service.
Up 4 It Outdoors are vastly experiences in providing mountain safety support and have been supporting events involving wheelchair climbs on the mountain for nearly ten years.