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Sunrise hike helps boost WMSR charity fund

We love a challenge here at Pave Aways – and climbing Wales’ highest peak in the pitch dark certainly fits the bill. 

The Pave Aways team at the summit of Yr Wyddfa at sunrise

But that’s exactly what a team of us did for our latest charity fundraising effort – and we enjoyed a truly spectacular sunrise as a result. 

Our six-strong team of volunteers set out in the dark at 3am to scale Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) on September 9 to raise cash for West Mercia Search & Rescue (WMSR) 

The plan was to make it to the summit just in time to catch the sun coming up – and it worked perfectly. We were treated to the most glorious dawn as a reward for our efforts. 

The great news is we smashed our £500 target and have raised £618 to date for WMSR, our chosen charity for this year.  

WMSR is a volunteer-led charity which provides vital search and rescue operations in challenging terrains and adverse conditions.  

The funds raised will directly contribute to the charity’s ongoing efforts to improve their equipment, training and resources, enhancing their capacity to save lives and safeguard the community. 

Sarah Jones, Pave Aways marketing co-ordinator, said: “The thought that every step we took closer to the summit was helping support WMSR really drove us on – and then we could not have asked for a better view when we got there.  

“We’d like to thank everyone who sponsored us to raise money for such a fantastic cause.” 

You can still pledge your support to the team and help fund West Mercia Search & Rescue by visiting https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/pave-aways-sunrise-hike