TEACHERS and community workers have braved the elements to climb Mount Snowdon and raise more than £3,000 for charity.
Staff from Burton Albion Community Trust swapped their football boots for walking boots to gather in the money for community projects in Africa and Burton.
The trust was joined by members of the community, who will be travelling to Ghana in May next year to support the work of African Adventures.
At the same time, the funds will support the work of Burton Albion Community Trust in the Burton area.
Jack Trigg, community administrator at the trust, told the Mail: “When we got to the Snowdonia National Park it seemed very likely that we would have to call off the attempt of the summit.
“The gale force winds and driving hail and rain were making conditions impossible. Luckily a break in the weather meant we were allowed up the mountain.”
Deb Holland, assistant head teacher at Swadlincote’s Pingle School, one of the organisations taking part in the visit to Ghana, said: “The conditions on the mountain were horrendous.
“Hailstones really hurt as they drove into your face and the wind was so strong that with many of the gusts we had to lie on the ground until they passed.
“However, it was an amazing experience – a real challenge both physically and mentally.
“Then again it’s not one that I will be doing again in the near future. The whole team should be proud of themselves and it has raised a great deal of money that can be put to good use in Ghana and Burton.”
Burton Albion Community Trust will be travelling to a deprived area of Ghana to provide education, coaching and building support.
To support the project, visit www.justgiving.com/bact