Climbing Snowdon for Mind and The Christie

Date published: 18 September 2021

Seven members of staff from the JD Sports distribution centre and P&H Haulage will be climbing Snowdon on Monday (20 September) in aid of charity.

Dispatch supervisor Angie Hopkinson will be joined in climbing Wales’ highest mountain by six HGV drivers – Darren Hibbert, Chris Bullock, John Bauld, Andrew Blackshaw, Peter Nolan and Richard Kopiki – in raising funds for mental health charity Mind and The Christie.

The idea was borne after one of Angie’s colleagues took his own life earlier this year.

She said: “We wanted to do something to help. Our aim is to raise awareness of mental health and the help that Mind has to offer as well as celebrating the wonderful work that Christies does every day for people fighting cancer.”

This will be the first time they will be tackling Snowdon, although Angie says Darren has climbed the mountain before 'about 20 years ago'.

The group are hoping to raise £1,000 for their chosen charities and have been training by walking up local hills near Hollingworth Lake and Watergrove Reservoir.

Angie added: “We’re going to do a similar challenge yearly, but increasing in difficulty.”

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