WHEELCHAIR user Charlotte White has just reached the top of Mount Snowdon – thanks to a little help from her friends.
Thirty friends, in fact.
The group took six hours to reach the 1,085m summit, battling through snow and hail.
Expedition co-leader Rob Chapman said: “There were times when we didn’t think we would make it to the top with the toll the bumpy path was
taking on Charlotte’s body and the weather closing in. But she has incredible reserves of strength and we could see that nothing was going to stop her getting there.”
The climb has so far raised over £7,000 for 3H (Helping Hands for Holidays), a charity that helps people with disabilities take holidays and gives respite to their carers.
Charlotte, 22, has enjoyed many 3H holidays since a head injury at the age of 11 left her with little movement in her arms or legs.
“3H has given me so much over the years and helped me to do things I would never otherwise have tried,” she said. “I hope that people reading this feel inspired to try something they would never have felt possible – whether they have a disability or not.”
Charlotte is currently studying for a degree in Social Policy and Criminology at Kent University and is in the process of launching a website – Enable Us – providing forums, inspiring stories and resources for able bodied and disabled people.
She has also been selected to perform at the Paralympic opening ceremony in September.
3H, tel 01892 860207