Bromsgroivans' Snowdon trek sees cash raised for Kenyan care leavers

By Beth Sharp Sunday 05 January 2014 Updated: 08/01 01:07

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A GROUP of Bromgrovians battled ferocious weather conditions as they hiked a four-mile Snowdon ranger trek to raise cash for Kenyan Care Leavers.

A brave team of 12 staff members from the Bromsgrove-based fostering and children’s services group, Core Assets, took on the daunting challenge.

And although the trip ended with one team member having to take trek to the hospital, to have five stitches in his hand after a slip, everyone was happy to announce they raised £736.

Care leavers are people who have spent all or part of their childhood in children homes, orphanages or other similar centres.

The aim of the walk was to help raise money to stage a conference, in Kenya, giving care leavers a voice and a chance to share their experiences, a cause close to the team’s heart.

Now, thanks to sponsorships from colleagues and friends at Core Assets, the team are well on their way to hitting the £1,500 target needed to hold the conference for 250 care leavers.

Ian Thomas, a project officer at Core Assets, organised the trek and said it was a real challenge, especially with the bad weather which stopped the group from reaching the top.

"It was so windy - I have never seen so many different types of rain on one walk.

"Overall though it was a good trip and we really enjoyed it - the views were breathtaking and the company was great.

"I think the amount raised is testament to the culture of giving we have at Core Assets," he added.

The group thanked everyone who contributed to the event - from those who climbed the mountain to those who supported them by giving money and their moral support.

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