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Ty Enfys team member tackles Ben Nevis for charity

21 July 2017

Ty Enfys team member tackles Ben Nevis for charity

A brave team member at Ty Enfys has tackled the highest mountain in Britain in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Hospitality Services Assistant Liz Birkinshaw hiked Ben Nevis at midnight on Saturday 8th July, but unfortunately was turned away at the peak due to severe weather conditions.

Despite not reaching the 1,345 metre summit, she has already more than doubled her £400 target for the charity, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Liz, who has worked at residential, nursing and dementia home for the last year said: “I feel proud of my achievement, although disappointed not to be able to reach the summit due to severe weather conditions. The support I had from team members and visitors of Ty Enfys was great, not to mention the match funding which helped me smash my target.

“I love to hike and have wanted to do the Ben Nevis challenge for a couple of years. There were multiple charities in which to raise money for but having joined Ty Enfys a year ago, Alzheimer’s is something now close to my heart. Working at Ty Enfys and interacting with the residents has been a massive learning curve and has really opened my eyes to dementia and its devastating effects.  I chose to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society as I wanted to contribute to the research carried out by the society, which hopefully one day, will find a cure to this devastating disease.”

Lifestyle Team Leader, Lily Chapman said: “We are so proud of Liz who has trained a long time for this challenge, and whilst climbing Ben Nevis, faced freezing temperatures and torrential rain. She has raised an amazing amount for charity.”

For further information about Liz’s challenge or if you wish to support please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/liz-birkinshaw

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