Reaching for the Sky

On Saturday 26th May, twenty-two students from the Essex Police College reached new heights when they climbed Snowdon in Wales – all to raise funds for Hamelin House.

While studying hard to become the next faces of our police force in Essex, these wonderful students have been fundraising for our short break service for children with disabilities.  All their efforts have not been just towards training for this challenge, but also other fundraising activities.  They have also held a quiz night and sold a signed Arsenal shirt to one lucky winner!

However, their biggest fundraising feat was climbing the rugged landscape of Wales.

All the physical training needed to become police officers helped these individuals be in their physical prime when they climbed the mountain, the tallest in British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands.  However, it was still quite an endeavour.  “It was probably one of the hardest challenges I have done,” said Nicole, one of the students from the climb, “but working as a team we all got through it.”

It might have been hard work, but these fit students managed it up and down again in fantastic time!  It only took them three hours to reach the peak and just over two hours to get back down again, smashing the estimated time of six hours.  A huge well done!

A huge thank you to everyone who sponsored these wonderful students and, of course, to the students themselves!  You have all done such amazing work and raised a whopping £3,374, well over your target!

You can still sponsor them to raise funds for Hamelin House!  The challenge might be over now, but you can still show them your support by heading over to their GoFundMe page and also support children with disabilities in your local community.

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