Vics charity hike
Thu 13th September 2018 | Northwich Victoria | By Ian Templeman
A group of Northwich Victoria officials and supporters are planning a charity hike to the top of Snowdon in October.
It will be the second time in recent months that the group have undertaken the journey, following a similar trip in July, and as Vics Chairman Brian Turner explained, they are hoping the weather will be a bit better this time around.
“The first walk took place on Sunday 30th July and the event was organised by one of our supporters Ian Brown to raise funds for both the club and the Offside Trust.
“We had 11 supporters on the walk and they included myself, Ian Egerton (Vice Chairman) and his son Josh, Mark, Joanne and Connor Minton, Dennis Bazley, Robert Beal, Colin Buckley, Peter Tonge and Ian Brown.
“The one thing we didn’t bargain on was the weather on the arranged day, with heavy rain and a strong wind.
“Having battled the weather on the ascent and with the summit in sight, we were advised to turn around and go back down as conditions had become dangerous with wind gusts in excess of 60mph. Even one of the Snowdon mountain railway trains was delayed for over three hours at the summit station.
“However, we did raise a total of just over £1200, which was split between the club and the Offside Trust, and not discouraged, we began to plan to return sometime in October and hope that the weather will be more favourable.
“We plan to do the walk on the either 21st or 28th October and this time we will raise money for Heartstart in Cheshire, an organisation that provides free life-saving training and resuscitation skills, such as how to use a defibrillator, and installs public access defibrillators”.
The group are pictured below after completing the walk in July.