Endometriosis UK fundraisers take on the Pink Pants Mount Snowdon Challenge
Over the bank holiday weekend, a team of brave fundraisers took part in one of our annual Pink Pants Challenges. The team of eight fundraisers tackled the Mount Snowdon Horseshoe (a popular trekking route in the Snowdonia National Park).
The route, covering 17km and taking around 9.5 hours was challenging, but rewarding for our fabulous fundraisers. Fears of height and difficult terrain were conquered and a great number of lasting friendships were formed.
Many of the those who took part have endometriosis, which makes their achievements all the more impressive.
Fabulous fundraiser, Deborah, found the trek to be a challenge, was motivated by the support of her fellow trekkers to reach the peak.
"The trek was amazing, it was the most physically and emotionally challenging thing I've ever done. The last mile up Snowdon was the hardest and there were times I didn't think I would make it, but sheer determination and support from the others got me there. I did it – and I felt amazing!"
Endometriosis UK Chair, Trevor Dahl, also took part in the challenge and was impressed by the cameradie and achievements of everyone involved.
"What a team! The Endometriosis UK Pink Pants Snowdon Challenge 2014 was inspiring, challenging, knackering, scary, but ultimately a superb achievement by everyone involved. We supported each other through the lighter and darker moments of an epic day. Today we have new-found friends and memories that will never fade."
We'd like to say a massive congratulations to everyone who took part in the trek and a big thank you to Alex from Adventure Cafe for leading the way!
So far the trekkers have raised over £5,000 between them and the donations are still coming in!
Details of our next Pink Pants Challenge will be announced very soon - if you're interested in taking part and becoming a Pink Pants fundraiser, email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.