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We’re climbing Snowdon for charity

Our amazing colleagues are climbing Wales' biggest mountain for Children In Need and Make-A-Wish

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We’re climbing Snowdon for charity

BBC Children in Need is just around the corner and this year, we at Asda are hoping to raise £3m through a range of fundraising activities. 

Colleagues will climb 975m to the summit and could experience all four seasons in one day

Along with hosting bake sales and packing customers' bags in-store, around 100 colleagues will be putting their best foot forward to tackle Snowdon - the highest mountain in Wales. 

Standing at 1,085 metres above sea level, and taking around five to seven hours to climb, walkers will take on the nine-mile Llanberis Path Walk to the top.

Taking place on Friday September 21, colleagues will take on the physical and mental challenge by leaving Llanberis village in north Wales and ascending into the mountains. 

All those taking part will climb 975m to the summit and could experience all four seasons in one day - with anything from torrential rain to glorious sunshine, and everything in between!

This year's efforts will see the proceeds divided equally between BBC Children in Need and Make-A-Wish - a charity close to colleagues' hearts. 

George colleague, Danielle Brown, lived with cancer throughout her childhood. During her younger years, she was supported by Make-A-Wish, who were able to make some of Danielle's most longed-for wishes come true. 

In March 1994, when Dani was just 5, Make A Wish sent her on an all-expenses-covered trip-of-a-lifetime to Disneyland, Florida. And within a year Dani, along with her friends and family, was given tickets to watch a live recording of Gladiators, her favourite TV show, and meet the stars.

So far, more than £1,000 has been raised for the cause. To help raise even more money visit our sponsorship link here

Since 1999, George has been in partnership with the BBC charity that helps disadvantaged children and young people. And since then, a massive £19.3m has been raised. But we're hoping this year will be the best one yet!

To get involved, there's a range of BBC Children in Need products available online including Pudsey ears, tops, printed socks or tracksuits. Or, as of October, pick up all your BBC Children in Need merchandise in-store. 

 

Head online or pop into your local George store to pick up all your Children in Need products from George