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Sandfield team conquers Snowdon

An intrepid team of Sandfield Day Nursery workers took on Snowdon, one of the UK’s highest peaks, and not only made it to the top but raised £1,100 so far for charity.

Braving the rain, wind and poor visibility the team from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ day nursery in Sandfield Road battled their way to the summit 3,560 feet above sea level in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The team, which is planning to conquer Ben Nevis next year, were Libby Fowler, Zena Sweetman, Hollie Clarke, Katherine Smith, Carol Bentley and Becci Worth who work in the preschool room at the nursery.

Sandfield Day Nursery Manager, Kim Hambridge, said:

“I couldn’t be more proud of them because the conditions were appalling and they just kept going; such an achievement.”

Due to the conditions the team were soaked to the skin and crawling on hands and knees as they neared the summit but kept each other going with protein bars, drinks and lots of encouragement.

“There was a great sense of comradery as we spurred each other on, determined to finish together. There were tears, laughter and a huge sense of achievement when we made it,” said Libby Fowler.

The money raised goes to the Alzheimer’s Society which has been adopted by Sandfield Day Nursery for a year-long fund-raising drive.

“We all know someone living with dementia and admire the work of the charity which made us even more determined to finish the challenge and raise as much money as possible,” said Libby thanking everyone for their generous sponsorship of the event.