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Wednesday, 05 August 2015 (3068980)
Youngsters brave the rain to scale Snowdon to raise funds for fun day
by Tom Martin

VOLUNTEERS from a Seaforth community group braved rainy conditions to scale Mount Snowden.

The event was organised by Friends of Bowersdale Park who wanted to raise money for an upcoming fun day they are holding for the local community.

The 17 people who took part in the expedition, which included a seven-year-old boy, were met with miserable weather conditions but it didn't dampen their spirits and they completed the feat in around nine hours.

Joanne Nelson, Chair of the group said: “Although we have had funding from the local Area Committee by Sefton Council and One Vision Housing we needed more and that's why we did this.

”The fun day has a lot of activities free of charge such as horse and pony rides and a 40 foot assault course and so far the sponsorship we have received is just over £1,300 which is fantastic.

“It took us nine hours in torrential rain, winds and minus conditions but we were all determined to do it and our youngest participant was Thomas Hickey, who is seven and he did amazingly well!”

The fun day will be held at Bowersdale Park on Thursday, August 20.


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