Horsham fundraiser returns to take on Mount Snowdon

Horsham fundraiser returns to take on Mount Snowdon

Horsham nursery assistant, Helen Powderham, conquered her fear of heights last year when she took on Mt. Snowdon, but due to injury, never reached its summit.

This month, Helen is determined to overcome the pain of her long-term injury and reach the top, while raising money for bereaved Armed Forces charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

Helen first heard about Scotty’s Little Soldiers last year when the charity was named as one of seven chosen by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their wedding. The charity’s cause appealed to her because of her friends in the military, the time she spent in the cadets and its link to children, with Helen working in a nursery.

On 25th April, Helen will step back on to Mt. Snowdon for a second time after making it 99% of the way last year but succumbing to the pain of a long-term knee injury. Helen is back having trained with personal trainer Matt Scott of The Gym Group and is ready to complete what is a personal goal.

She will be joined by close friend Suzanne Allen as well as fellow walker Jay Mistry and feels more confident this year that she can conquer the mountain. She said: “It’s a huge challenge for me and last year I was truly gutted not to reach the top. This year I’ve been training with a personal trainer and feel my knee is much stronger. I still expect to be pushed to my limits, but I feel this year I’ll do it and having the children of Scotty’s Little Soldiers in my mind will help spur me on!”

Scotty’s Little Soldiers founder, Nikki said: “We wish Helen the best of luck at overcoming this challenge and we’re so impressed that she’s back to tackle the mountain again after last year. That takes enormous courage and we’re delighted that she has chosen our charity to support.”

To find out more about Helen’s challenge and to donate, visit: To donate to Helen, follow this link: http://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Powderham8?utm_id=121

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