As a result of the efforts of all of The Brain Tumour Charity’s corporate partners including Blue Apple, the charity has raised an enormous £700k during the 2018/19 financial year. Through twilight walking in the rain to getting covered in flour for the Bandana Bakes, the efforts of all involved mean that over 2,800 days of research can be funded in the fight to defeat brain tumours.
Ruston Toms, Founding Director at Blue Apple commented: “The message is loud and clear. Every penny does make a difference. Whether you climbed a mountain or donned a silly outfit for work one Friday, it all helps and we are so proud of our teams across the business for really getting behind the amazing work the BTC does.”
And it doesn’t stop there! On 20th July this year a brand new challenge – Mine to Mountain – will take place, and there is still time to get involved.
The mammoth 14-hour adventure starts at the GoBelow base in Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, where you will be kitted up with a harness, wellies, helmet and lamp to begin your instructor-led journey down into the bowels of Snowdonia. You’ll cross ancient bridges, traverse catwalks and miners’ stairways to reach a point that is 1,375 vertical feet underground – the very deepest place in the UK that is accessible to the public.
From the deepest point underground, you’ll climb all the way back up and out of the mine via a different route to the way you came in. Once back in daylight, you’ll head over to Pen-y-Gwryd to begin a guided ascent of Snowdon – the highest mountain in England and Wales at 3,560 feet!
If you’re over 14 years old and have a good quality woolly hat to wear, sign up by clicking here