This weekend Probo Marketing Manager Kerry Laurie took on the 'Mountain Mission' challenge to help raise money for charity The Benjamin Pritchard Foundation (@BeMoreBen) by climbing eight peaks in the Lake District.
Kerry and the 51 other walkers took on the task to climb eight peaks starting near Ambleside and finishing with the final two-hour descent from the top of Helvellyn. The hike spanned fifteen miles across the Lake District taking on some of the toughest routes in the area. With a team target of £20,000.00 they were staggered to complete the climb on a whopping £53,000.00. The funds will go directly to support families after the death of a child.
Be More Ben was established in 2018 by Shane and Sarah Pritchard following the death of their 8-year-old son, Ben.
After he died, they found there was very little support for parents, even less for siblings and nothing at all for other family members. What was available was short-term or included formal meetings once or twice a year.
Shane and Sarah were desperate to ensure that no parents should face losing a child alone. Be More Ben enables families to meet with others who completely understand what it’s like when your child dies. Parents and families can build their own support networks, access counselling and other therapies and have opportunities to create new memories whilst remembering their child who has died.
Be More Ben supports the whole family affected by the death of a child from birth up to the age of 18 years.
There is still time to donate here
To find out more about the charity and how you can get involved, please visit www.bemoreben.org/get-involved
Some of the BeMoreBen team at the top!