23rd Jan, 2017

Santas climb Mount Snowdon for charity

Leamington Editorial 20th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SANTA ditched the sleigh this year, and opted for a hike up Mount Snowdon instead.

Some 15 staff and volunteers from the Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs (WAYC) donned Santa outfits to walk up the Welsh mountain.

The walkers took on the challenge to raise money for the WAYC charity, which supports ypung people in the area.

Vice president of the charity, Ben Wesson said: “It was a challenging but enjoyable experience, I think it is really important to have some fun while raising money.

“The charity does a fantastic job of inspiring young people and enabling them to access education, employment and training opportunities so they can get on in life.”

Visit www.localgiving.com/fundraising/santaupsnowdon2015 to donate.

And the mayor of Warwick helped raise more than £4,000 for WAYC.

Coun Mandy Littlejohn joined local businesses in supporting the charity at their annual dinner and auction to raise funds for young people and youth clubs.

The money was raised through ticket sales and donations at the auction – run by estate agent Hawkesford – which boasted a selection of items including hampers and Warwick Castle tickets. SANTA ditched the sleigh this year, and opted for a hike up Mount Snowdon instead.

Some 15 staff and volunteers from the Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs (WAYC) donned Santa outfits to walk up the Welsh mountain.

The walkers took on the challenge to raise money for the WAYC charity, which supports ypung people in the area.

Vice president of the charity, Ben Wesson said: “It was a challenging but enjoyable experience, I think it is really important to have some fun while raising money.

“The charity does a fantastic job of inspiring young people and enabling them to access education, employment and training opportunities so they can get on in life.”

Visit www.localgiving.com/fundraising/santaupsnowdon2015 to donate.

And the mayor of Warwick helped raise more than £4,000 for WAYC.

Coun Mandy Littlejohn joined local businesses in supporting the charity at their annual dinner and auction to raise funds for young people and youth clubs.

The money was raised through ticket sales and donations at the auction – run by estate agent Hawkesford – which boasted a selection of items including hampers and Warwick Castle tickets.