Charity team climb to victory

The New Pasture Lane Primary School team scaled Snowden in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. (submitted)
The New Pasture Lane Primary School team scaled Snowden in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. (submitted)

A brave team of staff from a primary school undertook a trek to the summit of Snowden for charity.

The group of nine staff from New Pasture Lane Primary School spent a day scaling the 3,560ft mountain for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

After seven hours of walking the group completed the walk, and have so far raised £500 for charity.

Martin Coleman, assistant head teacher at New Pasture Lane, said: “It was incredibly busy at the top due to 3 peak races and the Snowdon train running taking tourists straight to the top at a new visitor centre.

“Conditions were good up to last the last few hundred metres, when they deteriorated due high winds and low cloud.

“With more sponsorship money to come, so far we’ve collected around £500 which is absolutely amazing considering the staff gave up their school holiday time to complete the trek.”

For more information about Marie Curie Cancer Care www.mariecurie.org.uk