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By Martin Elvery

Six women from Helmdon Acorns Pre-School are getting their boots on to raise money.

On Saturday, staff and committee members Liz Hart, Sue Morgan, Sarah Owen, Claire Smith, Anne Somerton and Laura Wilson will be climbing Mount Snowdon in Wales to raise funds for the school.

As the highest point in the British Isles outside of Scotland, Snowdon stands at 3,500 feet above sea level.

The six will climb to the summit and cover around 16 miles on foot.

“Each year we have a number of regular fundraising events, but this year I wanted to introduce something a little different, and so the Snowdon challenge was conceived,” said committee vice-chair Sarah Owen.

“As a registered charity we focus a lot of time and effort on fundraising and receive fantastic support from the local community.

“We hope this time they will be behind us every step of the way.”

She added: “Our target is to raise £1,000 to develop an outside conservation area for the children to enjoy and also to commission a bench in the memory of our dear friend and ex-supervisor Judy Butler who sadly lost her battle with cancer last year.”

Ms Owen continued: “We’ve already received some fantastic support from businesses in the local area and from our suppliers including Macintyers Estate Agents, Howdens Joinery, Ram Racing, Playground Markings Direct and Mineral Star Construction.

“Without them this expedition would not have been possible,” she said.

The pre-school is registered to accept up to 26 children from two years old until they start primary school.

It is situated in the village of Helmdon near Brackley, in a bespoke building which was completed in December 2010.

To make a donation to the Snowdon challenge on line


Sponsorship forms are also available at the pre-school.

For further information about Helmdon Acorns, call 01295 768327 or visit www.helmdonacorns.org.uk


The Banbury Guardian - 06 June, 2013




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