A kind-hearted member of the Solus team helped to raise a mountain of money when she scaled Snowdon in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Purchase Ledger Controller Julie Tooth and her sister-in-law Vanessa Tooth collected an impressive £1,068 after completing the gruelling charity challenge.
Julie’s husband Ian and four of Vanessa’s colleagues from West Heath Medical Centre also took part in the fundraiser.
The group braved blustery and wet weather while climbing Snowdon – the highest mountain in Wales which peaks at a staggering 1,085m above sea level.
It took around three-and-a-half hours to reach the summit and the same time again to make the descent.
The money raised by Julie and Vanessa, along with sponsorship collected by the rest of the group, has been donated to the Metabolic Disease and PKU Trust Fund.
It will be used to support the unit’s facilities, equipment, research and education.
Julie, who has worked at Solus’ Birmingham HQ for eight years, said: “Birmingham Children’s Hospital is an amazing place that helps thousands of families across the city. So many people have been touched by its incredible work, including some of my colleagues at Solus who I would like to thank for their generosity and support.
“I have never done anything like this before and it really pushed me to the limit in terms of perseverance, my legs were certainly burning as we approached the peak! However, knowing that I was being sponsored and that the money was going to such a wonderful cause really spurred me on and kept me going. It was definitely worth the aches and pains and I’m already looking forward to doing another challenge for charity in the future.”
For more information on Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity visit https://www.bch.org.uk/