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Team from the IET climbs Mount Snowdon to raise £2,800 for Foothold

The team climbed 1,085m in dark and bleak conditions on Saturday 1 October to reach the summit and have raised an incredible £2,800 so far for Foothold.

Foothold is a charity that exists to support engineers and their families to face life’s challenges – from health and wellbeing to legal and career support. Between 2020 and 2021, Foothold delivered support to 1,275 engineers across 50 countries.

Simon Hart said: “"We all have mountains to climb in life (ours was just Snowdon), that's why it's important that Foothold is there to support in times of need and stress, and why we are happy to support this work (even up a wet and windy mountain).”

Kate Sugden said: “Taking on Snowdon at Night was an opportunity to challenge myself, and at the same time give back to the engineering community via Foothold. Unfortunately, with the political and economic uncertainty at the moment, charities like Foothold are needed to provide vital advice and support.”

Victoria Critchlow said: “Over the last few years, I’ve experienced some support from Foothold myself and therefore understand its importance. When I saw this opportunity to climb Mount Snowdon and give back, I was really excited. It was something a bit different and really appealed to me. Although I hadn’t expected it to be as bleak and hard as it was, I am really glad I did it.”

If you’d like to donate, please visit the teams’ JustGiving page.

You can find out more about the important work of Foothold and access helpful resources on its website.

Congratulations to #TeamFoothold!