Weston men conquer mountain for charity

PUBLISHED: 19:00 12 October 2011 | UPDATED: 09:53 13 October 2011

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THREE men from Weston have trekked up Mount Snowdon to raise money for charity.

Brothers David and Paul Hill took on the mountain with best friend George Katsimpas.

The three kick-boxing colleagues at Sweat F.A. gym climbed the highest mountain in Wales last month.

They conquered the 3,650ft peak, raising £1,000 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

Simon Webster, manager of one of their local bars, Wags, pledged to top the money up to at least £1,200.

Mr Webster was instrumental in helping secure sponsorship for the trio, taking collections in the bar.

David Hill said: “We could barely see in front of us as the rain was so bad but we were determined to complete the walk.

“The facilities at the hospice are fantastic and we hope that our contribution will help the local families that need it most”.

Louise Turner, of CHSW, said: “It’s fantastic that the local community is still supporting the charity in these tough times.

“It is especially remarkable that they took on such a difficult task and we are all really grateful to them for all the money they raised.”

There will be a firewalk on Weston beach, near the Seaquarium, to raise money for the charity on October 20. To take part in your own fundraiser for CHSW contact Louise on 01275 866600 or visit www.chsw.org.uk

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