Kisharon trekkers in a winter wonderland
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Kisharon trekkers in a winter wonderland

Eight adventurers scale the UK's highest peak as they raise nearly £30,000 for charity

Kisharon's eight participants at the top of Ben Nevis
Kisharon's eight participants at the top of Ben Nevis

Eight adventurous trekked scaled the highest peak in the UK this week when they took part in Kisharon’s Ben Nevis Winter challenge.

The eight participants – mother and daughter Suzanne and Lucy Weiniger, 13, Ian Liss, David Bloom, Shaun Ledgerwood, Gideon Krotosky and Kisharon’s Shani Mirwis and Richard Franklin – all received specialist winter skills training before embarking on the 4,408ft climb, which took nearly ten hours to complete. Having completed the challenge, they then took part in a post-climb tour of the Dalwhinnie and Oban whiskey distilleries.

Kisharon Chief Executive Dr Beverley Jacobson said: “We’re so grateful to all those who answered Kisharon’s Ben Nevis Winter Challenge and who invested so much of their time and energy in training and raising funds for our essential services in support of children and adults with learning difficulties.

“We strongly believe in empowering the people we support and giving them the tools to achieve their potential and open up unimagined opportunities for them. By taking on challenge, our intrepid explorers have identified with the  people we support who face challenges daily. They have inspired us with their fundraising and raised awareness about people with learning difficulties and the importance of encouraging every individual to play an active role in our community.”

Having so far raised £27,000 – just £3,000 short of their target, you can still sponsor the participants, by clicking on their names below:

IAN LISS

SHANI MIRWIS

DAVID BLOOM

SHAUN LEDGERWOOD

GIDEON KROTOSKY

RICHARD FRANKLIN

Suzanne Weiniger & Lucy Weiniger supplied a £3,000 donation.

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