A team of intrepid climbers from Stockport Homes will tackle Scafell Pike this month, braving the gruelling climb – and the summer heat – all in aid of charity.
Reuben’s Trekkers, as the 20-strong team has become known, is climbing England’s highest mountain to raise money for Reuben’s Retreat. This aims to relieve the distress of families and close friends who have suffered the bereavement of a child or have a child suffering from life limiting or threatening illness.
The retreat is Stockport Homes’ chosen charity for 2018.
Scafell Pike, situated in Cumbria within the Lake District National Park, stands at an elevation of 978 metres above sea level. For the trekkers, it’s a 3,209-foot slog to the summit.
Tracy Sweeting is the housing provider’s health and wellbeing coordinator and she is part of the team facing up to the gruelling challenge.
“With weeks left before we climb Scafell Pike, the nerves are starting to set in, but knowing that we’re doing it for Reuben’s Retreat makes all the blisters worthwhile,” she said.
The team will venture forth on 21 July 2018. Anyone wishing to support the trekkers and Reuben’s Retreat can donate at: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TracyTreksScafellPike
Picture: From left to right: Dominic Manser from Direct Promotions; John Bowker, Channan Lee, Sandra Coleing, Paige Rippingham, Sarah Higgins, Jak Davis, Tracy Sweeting, and Iain Forrest from Stockport Homes