Preparation Underway for Man's Courageous Challenge

A Shropshire man is undertaking a gruelling climb this week in memory of his late father and to raise vital funds for local charity, Severn Hospice.

Local businessman, Steve Timmis of Newport, and a group of his friends and family, are preparing to climb to the summit of Snowdon *twice* using four different routes on Saturday 20th September, in a tribute to his late father, who passed away suddenly on the same day last year.

“We’re overwhelmed by the support we’ve received so far and are delighted to have already raised over £2,000 of our £5,000 target on our Just Giving page alone – not taking into account the funds that we’ve received on our hard copy donation forms,” Steve explained. “We lost my Dad, John, very suddenly last year and as he was a keen supporter of Severn Hospice, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate charity for our first challenge.

“This Saturday it’ll be a year since he passed and it feels only right to spend it doing something positive for others in his memory. We’ve really been preparing ourselves for the Snowdon 4 Ways challenge by taking on training walks on parts of the Shropshire Hills, including The Lawley, Caer Caradoc and the Long Mynd, as well as spending time in the gym.

Steve will be joined by 16 of his friends and family on the day, including long-term friends – Simon Bell and David Winchurch – who all hope to complete the Snowdon 4 Ways challenge in less than eight hours.

“We’re feeling really optimistic that we can reach our eight hour target and to do this there’ll be an incredible amount of effort put in by all involved. This event is going to be the first of many annual charity challenges I take on in my Dad’s memory, with the goal of growing the momentum of the events year on year. I’d encourage anyone interested in kindly donating, to visit,” Steve concluded.

Steve has already received more than 70 donations and reached 40% of his £5,000 target on his Just Giving page. The funds received from this year’s challenge will be donated to 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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