Charity workers take on Snowdon to raise £2k for gardening therapy projects

Amanda Fields and colleagues from Thrive at the summit of Snowdon in Wales.

Amanda Fields and colleagues from Thrive at the summit of Snowdon in Wales.

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A Hatton woman was among a team of charity workers who have climbed Wales’ highest mountain and raised £2,000 to support disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

Amanda Fields, regional manager of the Birmingham-based charity Thrive, was joined by her partner Jacob Hickman and colleagues and volunteers on the climb up Snowdon and back down again.

Thrive uses gardening to help people with disabilities, ill health, or those who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable and will spend the money on material to help deliver its horticultural therapy projects in Birmingham.

Amanda said: “We’ve had some fantastic support. It has brought the staff and volunteers together through a sense of camaraderie and loyalty. I’d like to add a big thank you to everyone who supported us and all our volunteers. We couldn’t survive without them.”

The team are already making plans for more fundraising climbs, including the Three Peaks and Malvern Hills.

People can still sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Thrive-Birmingham