A team of trekkers will travel to Wales in September to summit Mount Snowdon while raising vital funds for local charity St Barnabas House.
Registration is now open for the Worthing-based hospice’s newest event, which gives challenge seekers the opportunity to summit the highest mountain in England and Wales at 1,085 metres, witnessing the beautiful sunset across Snowdonia.
The team of trekkers will meet at St Barnabas House in Goring-by-Sea on Saturday 8 September, transferring to Llanberis in North Wales where they will stop for lunch before the start of a 5-7 hour ascent of the Llanberis Path.
Lucy Brady, Events Fundraiser at St Barnabas House, said: “We aim to summit as the sun sets to witness the amazing views across the Snowdonia National Park. We will then descend through the night using head torches to light our way.
“Trekking Mount Snowdon during the daytime is a great adventure, but trekking to its summit for sunset and descending in the dark brings another exciting element and challenge to what is a renowned trek.”
The trek will finish at around midnight and the team will celebrate with breakfast and a glass of bubbly before travelling through the night, arriving back in Worthing on Sunday 9 September.
St Barnabas House has provided end of life care and palliative care for thousands of patients and their families across the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas during its 45 years existence.
The hospice provides outstanding specialist palliative care, both at the hospice and in the comfort of patients’ own homes.
It costs over £6 million a year to pay for all the care services provided by St Barnabas House, and only a small part of that is government funded, meaning the majority has to be raised through voluntary donations and fundraising.
Lucy added: “Just 21 percent of our costs are received through statutory funding, so we rely on the generosity and support of individuals and businesses who help us raise funds by taking part in events like our Snowdon Sunset Trek.”
If you would like to take part in the Snowdon Sunset Trek on Saturday 8 September, please visit www.stbh.org.uk/snowdon to find out more.