Team of forty trek Snowdon for local charities
The Gajparia family decided to really go for it and take on a mamouth challenge in memory of their grandfather Manji, who was cared for by North London Hospice in 2016. A team of forty friends and family members from the ages of five and forty five decided to climb Mount Snowdon in Wales at the end of May 2017.
Here Kia, Manji’s granddaughter, tells us about the climb and what inspired them to take on this epic challenge.
Kia said: “I do a lot of charity events but none of them are challenging so I wanted to do a challenging event that will push me as well as enjoying myself. Climbing Snowdon was easy to start off with but at the end it was really tiring. We climbed the pyg route, which was tougher as there was a lot of climbing at first. We then came down the Llanberis route which was a lot steeper to walk down so it felt as if we had to run down.
We decided to enlist some of the members of the Masters Youth Club. My granddad supported the club by volunteering at events. Masters Youth Club is a local community sports club that teaches badminton volleyball and football to the local community. It also supports local charities running many events in order to raise money.”
“The climb was really fun and a good challenge. It seems a lot at first but then everyone encourages each other and it becomes a great atmosphere. North London Hospice was really supportive and the nurses were really kind to my grandad, which was nice. My grandad was really happy when the nurses came over. He would always joke with them when he could and the nurses loved looking after him. We would like to say a big thank you to all that climbed and a huge thanks to all at North London Hospice for their help with looking after my grandad.”
The team of forty raised £5992.81 for North London Hospice and Cherry Lodge Cancer Care.