Ain’t no mountain high enough for Belong Atherton fundraiser

Front row L-R Gill Kelly, Nicky Duddle, Vicky Mulholland. Back row L-R Nicola Ellison, Kim Calland, Christine Thomas, Sheryl Barnett, Lora Bestwick, Caroline Newton, Nicola Johnstone, Andy Johnstone, Julia Cross & Jayne Hart

Snowdon was no match for a team of fundraisers from Belong Atherton care village, who courageously battled to the top of the highest mountain in England and Wales to raise money for vital portable sensory equipment for those in full-time care.


The adventurers took the Pyg walking route to the 3560 ft summit, a 7-mile round trek which takes a total of 6 hours, and managed to raise £1159.56 on the way. The money raised will support the care village’s valuable ‘Vecta Deluxe’ equipment, a portable sensory experience unit specially designed for those who require full-time care.


Gemma Willetts, experience coordinator for Belong Atherton, said: “I’m extremely proud of everyone who braved Snowdon to raise funds for our special equipment, which I’m delighted to say has now been ordered. The ‘Vecta Deluxe’ equipment, which includes a bubble column, projector, and fibre optics, will be used for group sessions with our residents to enhance stimulation and create a relaxed atmosphere across the village, such as in the rooms of those receiving end of life care.”


Staff are continuing to collect donations. Visit the ‘Go Team Atherton’ fundraising page if you would like to contribute:


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