Bennita Pickard, who has worked with the hounds at ‘Wimbledon Greyhound Welfare’ for 14 years in total, has decided to venture out of her comfort zone to raise as much as she can for the homeless hounds she so loves and has set herself a physical challenge to try and climb Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It is located in Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd.
And so, Bennita, with no previous hill walking experience, is planning to climb 1,085m to reach the summit of Mount Snowdon. This challenge will be taking place on Saturday 17th June.
Currently in training to ensure best performance on the day, with strength exercises, running and cycling, Bennita’s motivation is knowing that whatever she raises will be put to good use for the 40-50 homeless hounds that need us, until or unless they find a forever home of their own.
Regular WGW kennel volunteer, Dave Sansom, as a professional Personal Trainer, is helping Bennita train and will be supporting her on the day, as will fellow volunteers, Holly Staples and Evelyn Vig who will also participate in the climb and act as the climb progress reporter and first aid nurse respectively.
If you would like to support Bennita’s personal fundraising challenge, please make a donation below. Alternatively, sponsorships can be made by cheque or cash in person at the kennels in an envelope marked ‘B’s Challenge’.
A big thank you to Bennita for taking up this physical challenge with such gusto and determination to help the hounds and I hope you will be able to support her by sponsoring her first ever climb for the charity she loves.