Girls scale Snowdon for charityBy Jon Nurse
May 14, 2012
Four schoolgirls scaled Mount Snowdon in yellow tutus to raise money for charity.
Georgia Crookall of Barkham Road, Wokingham, hiked up the mountain with friends Georgie Saunders, Rachael Dawes and Rebecca Quarterman and dad Phil on Thursday, April 12.
The Year Eight pupils from The Abbey School in Reading came up with the idea through the school’s Active8 programme.
It took the group six hours to ascend and descend the mountain and so far they have raised more than £900 for Naomi House Children’s Hospice.
Georgia said: “We were thinking of doing a sponsored walk. It’s adventurous. We decided to walk up in yellow tutus so people would know we were doing it for a good cause. It really got steep in some parts so we had to do it in short bursts.”
The group celebrated reaching the top by blowing up some balloons for photos.
Dad Phil said: “It was completely their idea. It was hard work halfway up. They were very loud when they started off, but they quietened off!
“The girls were all smiles at the bottom knowing that their effort will be rewarded with a great total for the charity.”
Mount Snowdon is the highest point in the British Isles outside Scotland.
The girls decided on the charity after being inspired by the Active8 programme that encourages pupils to take on a physical challenge and raise money for charity.
To support the fundraising visit www.justgiving.com/Rebecca-Rachel-Georgie-Georgia