Thousands raised for Blind Veterans UK by blindfolded walk up Snowdon

29 October 2012 16:50

We want to thank the military staff and their families who walked up Wales’ highest peak completely blindfolded to raise awareness about Blind Veterans UK.

The challenge involved thirteen members of staff from the Joint Service Mountain Training Wing, Capel Curig who trekked the 3,560ft distance to the top of Mount Snowdon. They did this whilst blindfolded and raised a staggering £3574.48 for Blind Veterans UK!

Photo of Joint Service Mountain Training Wing group posing for a photo at the top of Mount Snowdon

Mark Lovatt, Centre Manager at the Llandudno Centre, said: "We are enormously grateful to JSMTW(CC) for raising such a lot of money in aid of Blind Veterans UK. Not only will this valuable contribution help us continue to provide training and rehabilitation to the blind veterans we support, but it has also helped to raise awareness about the challenges they face.

"We hope that we will maintain the excellent relationship we have with the Capel Curig Training Camp, and look forward to some of its staff members guiding some of our veterans at this year's Remembrance Day march to the Cenotaph".

Members of theJoint Service Mountain Training Wing posing with cheque outside of the Llandudno Centre with Mark Lovatt

A cheque presentation took place at Blind Veterans UK Llandudno centre and involved all those two took part, including Hannah Smith who is just 10 years old and is the youngest member of the team.

Well done all, we are overwhelmed by the phenomenal amount raised! View more photographs in our Facebook album.