Bea and Harriet’s Snowdon Climb!

Without our amazing fundraisers, we wouldn’t be able to help our special community and have an active role in supporting new and life-changing treatments for our families and patients.

At the end of July, Bea and Mum, Harriet, climbed Snowdon to raise awareness of Inherited Metabolic Disorders and fundraise, to help us support more and more families and patients with Inherited Metabolic Disorders. Bea and Harriet completed their Snowdon challenge after a gruelling 5 hours of walking and raised an incredible £480! Our Marketing and Fundraising Officer, Maggie, caught up with Harriet to see how it all went!

Hi Harriet, thanks for taking the time to talk to us about your fundraiser! What did your fundraiser entail?

We climbed Snowdon – the largest mountain in Wales and England! We went up Snowdon’s Llanberis route, which is the longest and most popular route.

How many people got involved with your fundraiser?

It was just me and my daughter, Bea!

Why did you want to organise a fundraiser for Metabolic Support UK?

Bea’s brother died of a metabolic disorder in August 2007. She never met him. This walk was in his memory.

How did the climb up Snowdon go?

The route was very steep at the start. So, the first half hour was tough on the legs and lungs. Bea munched her way through a whole month’s ration of sweets to keep her energy levels up. It was busy with family groups, serious walkers, fell runners and other fundraiser groups. An hour from the top, we walked through clouds and got soaked. It was also windy and cold. It took 3 hours to arrive at the summit – we only had brief stops for water and snacks because we felt like we were on a mission! At the top, we gathered with dozens of others in the lea of the café to have lunch. It was a difficult walk down for the first 40 minutes, as it was very steep with loose ground underfoot and hundreds of people coming the other way. It was like Piccadilly Circus! We got back down at 2:30pm – the whole route taking 5 and a half hours and 25,472 steps. We then celebrated with ice cream and a sit down!

Have you got any other fundraisers planned for the near future?

Not yet but we’ll keep you posted!

A HUGE thank you to Bea and Harriet for climbing Snowdon for Metabolic Support UK! We really appreciate your support and you have helped raise lots of awareness of Inherited Metabolic Disorders as well as vital donations to help us support more and more families and patients with these rare conditions.

If Bea and Harriet have inspired you to fundraise, get in touch with our Marketing and Fundraising Officer, Maggie, on margaret@metabolicsupportuk.org or 0845 241 2173, to receive some fundraising materials for your event and see how we can promote your fundraiser!