Climbing high for Macmillan Cancer Support

Lawton Manor Care Home. Staffordshire-They did it! Our fantastic climbers Jo Wood, Lydia Stringer, Dale Thomas, Julie Nicholson, Yvonne Seddon, and Jane Byrne at the summit of Mount Snowdon

Huge congratulations to team members at Lawton Manor Care Home who completed their climb of Mount Snowdon and raised £513 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Nurses Jo Wood and Julie Nicholson, Senior Carers Jane Byrne and Lydia Stringer and Housekeepers Dale Thomas and Yvonne Seddon started their challenge at 6am and managed to climb the highest mountain in Wales at an elevation of 1.085 metres (3,560 ft.) above sea level.

Nurse Jo said “It was a red hot day, but as advised by Patrick, one of our residents who has climbed Snowdon many times himself, we went prepared with backpacks fit for SAS training with hats, gloves, coats and foil blankets, along with other essentials needed for our journey to the top.”

The climb was very challenging but the ladies kept each other's spirits high and finally reached the summit to enjoy the views and a little rest before their journey back down again. They returned to a rapturous welcome at Lawton Manor at 8pm that evening, extremely tired, but delighted with their amazing achievement.

Senior Carer Jane said: “It was a strenuous climb to the summit, but the team was fantastic, we all kept encouraging one another, and there were plenty of laughs on the way up. It was a rewarding day.”

Housekeeper Yvonne added “There were times where I thought I wasn’t going to make it to the top, the climb was very difficult, and the warm weather made it even tougher. However, throughout the climb, I kept reminding myself what we were doing it for and how important it was to complete the task. I’m so proud that we managed to raise money for Macmillan, ultimately it was our teamwork that helped us achieve our goal.”

Home Manager Nicke Hall said “Everyone here at Lawton Manor are so proud of the ladies. The hard work and dedication they all put into the climb is a perfect example of the great work they do here at Lawton Manor.”

Lawton Manor Care Home is located in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and provides nursing carepalliative careresidential care and respite care.

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