Businessman Climbing to Success with Charity Challenge

A well-respected local businessman is taking to the heights for charity thismonth which will see him climb Snowdon twice in eight hours, using four different routes.

After suddenly losing his father John a year ago, Steve Timmis of Newport, is marking the first anniversary without him by taking on, the ‘Snowdon 4 Ways’ challenge which will take place on Saturday 20th September in aid of Severn Hospice.

Steve explained: “My dad, John, was sadly taken from us in sudden and tragic circumstances, and as we’re approaching a year without him, the void he has left is still as vast. On the 20th September, it will be the anniversary of his passing and it only feels right to spend it doing something positive for others in his memory. The most important lesson I learned from him was to freely give my time to others, and as he was a keen supporter of Severn Hospice, I can’t think of a more deserving charity for our very first challenge.”

The Snowdon 4 Ways will see Steve and a group of friends and family embark on the 6,000ft challenge, climbing the steep slopes of Snowdon. They will travel to and from the summit twice, with each of the four journeys along different routes. 

“I’ve decided to dedicate this day each year to my Dad’s memory by taking on annual challenges to raise money for worthy causes, with the hope of it growing with ambition year on year. I’ve already received remarkable support, and anyone who wishes to join us on our journey is most welcome. I’d encourage anyone interested in kindly donating to visit,” Steve concluded.

Steve has already received 49 donations and £1,240 of his £5,000 target on, and the funds received from this year’s challenge will be donated to local charity, Severn Hospice, a free specialist care and support service which helps individuals and families across Shropshire and North Powys who are living with an incurable illness.


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