Over 60,000m logged at the Climbing4all charity fundraiser

Posted by James McHaffie on 21/05/2018
Some of the Golden Geckos who helped to raise more than £2000 for Climbing for all, Sheffield
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Over 100 people climbed more than 60,000m to raise £7,000+ for charity at the Climbing4all event between 17-23 March. Many teams, through various climbing challenges, joined forces and ranged from individuals to school groups, friends and climbing clubs like the Golden Geckos.

Franny Bower from the Golden Geckos who climbed a total of 12,292 metres had this to say:

I am particularly pleased with our achievement, as in addition to most of us being over 60, quite a few of us have conditions that limit how much climbing we can do. The photo with the climber on the rope shows a team member who is completely blind, her belayer and someone with mitochondrial disease. Another has fairly advanced Parkinson's. We only really thought about this once we'd chosen the Climbing 4 All charity, but I suspect that may have had some bearing on our choice, as we all seem to think that climbing helps us to stay positive and as mobile as possible.”

On the first day of the campaign week was kick started by the 'Climbing for all' charity based in Sheffield organised a challenge fundraising day based at the foundry with their regular climbers and the likes of Steve Mcclure, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, Maddy Cope and Neil Bentley there to help support the day. It was great to see the charity in action and the effort put in by Robin Whittaker and his family to make it successful.

A massive thanks to everyone who got involved to fundraise for the charities. The teams are listed on the table below with the challenges they undertook and the charity they contributed towards.

Next year the BMC will hopefully be running a similar fundraising week so if anyone has any ideas about it or would like to get involved email: james@thebmc.co.uk

 

The Fundraisers Table

TEAM

NAMES OF TEAM MEMBERS

CHALLENGE

DISTANCE CLIMBED

WHICH CLIMBING WALL

WHAT CHARITY

The Exeter crew

Joe & Ollie Wittingham and Fergus Costeloe

Ben Nevis

1345 metres

Quay climbng centre

Climb Up Bristol

The Golden Geckos

Fran Bower, Bob Black, Amiee Britton, Liz Charlton, John Donovan, John Evans, David Giles, Annette Haydon, Trisha Hunt, Jenni Jackson, Paul Jenkin, Michelle Masters, Rebecca Price, Steve Simpkins, Toby Spicer, Rachel Thomas, Andrew Tristram, Steve Walters, Eric Wood, Yijing Zhang, Jim Robertson, Tom Axon 

Everest, Ben Nevis, El Capitan, Snowdon and Big Ben + 14 metres

12292 metres

Big Rock, Milton Keynes

Climbing for all, Sheffield

Sharnbrook Academy

Sharnbrook academy students and pupils

Everest, Ben Nevis and Big Ben

10560 metres

Sharnbrook academy indoor wall

Sports relief

Suffolk Rock Chicks

Hannah Ellison, Lauren Ellison, Amy Ellison, Faye Hughes, Becky Robinson

El Cap times 2!

1800 metres

 

Youth Adventure Trust

Rock Chicks

Clare, Carla, Tori, Emma, Del, Julia, Tracy, Anna

Snowdon

1085 metres

Beacon climbing centre

Outdoor Partnership

Newquay tretherras Academy

Chris Lucas and pupils

Everest +

10272 metres

 

Climbing out of depression

Team Endeavour

Liz Fowler, Rosie Henstock, Rebecca Morris, Emma Rooney, Dave Wills, Kevin Rasin-Moss

Everest +

9690 metres

Beacon climbing centre

Endeavour (Sheffield)

The Redpoint Team

21 Redpoint climbers 

Everest

8848 metres

Redpoint Bristol

Climb Up Bristol

The Climbing Maniacs

Hazel Mcmahon, Mabli & Efa Bains, Megan George 

Snowdon

1085 metres

Beacon climbing centre

Youth Adenture Trust

Gavin Kelly & Co

Billy Edwards, Gareth Crome, Owen Gribble, Ryan Wall-Palmer, Matilda hyland, Brandon Frampton, Abi Cameron, Chris Spencer, Trevor piper, Cath Bateman, Sam Sparks, Robert Mckenzie, Sam Clifford, Paul Turner, Mike Roberts 

Everest

8848 metres

The Barn

YMCA Plymouth

Jessica Wortley

Same

El Cap

900 metres

 

Onthisroc

Annies helpers

Annie Rowley, Jenny Smith, Kath Banks, Kate & Freya Cumberlidge

El Cap

900 metres

TCA

Climbup Bristol

 Climbing for all Sheffiled

 Adele, Hannah Rapaport, Helen Blundell, Lucy, Maddy Cope, Brandan, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, Chris, Nick Whittaker, Matthew Heyes, Steve Mcclure, David Boothroyd, Ella Harries, Clare Hands, Robin Whittaker, Ana Shahaydenko, Hazel Whittaker, Rose Harries, Neil Bentley, Katy Harries, Mark Tolver, Tommy Kubo, Ben Conway, Miranda, Jonothan Cawkill, Ben, Max Burger-Briggs, Michelle Anderson, Leeson Burgin, Charlie Anderson

 El Cap

900 metres 

 The Foundry

 Climbing for all, Sheffield

 Kirsty Adams

 Officer Cadets of the University of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron

 Ben Nevis

1345 metres

1536 metres 

 Climb out of depression

Graeme Hill & family

same

Snowdon

1085 metres

 

Bendrigg

 


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