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A team from Bristol Airport will be climbing Snowdon on Saturday 24 September 2011 to help raise funds for the Airport’s nominated charity, Springboard Opportunity Group. The team of 11 work in various departments across the Airport, including operations, customer service, engineering, health and safety, fire and commercial training. The Snowdon Challenge was adopted as a fundraising idea because the group wanted to raise money for charity while building relationships with colleagues from different disciplines. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and forms part of the Snowdonia National Park. The team will be climbing 1,085 metres to the summit via The Miners Track route, one of the most popular walking paths to the top of the mountain, offering stunning views along the lake shore. Ian Spiller, a sub officer in the fire department at Bristol Airport, said: “We wanted to do something different this year to raise money for the Airport’s charity and in addition we wanted to challenge ourselves. Once the idea was discussed, we all agreed that it would be a fun team building event that we could use to raise money for Springboard.” Joanne Harris, Springboard’s manager, said: “We are so pleased to be Bristol Airport’s charity of the year. Without such support we would be unable to continue our work throughout North Somerset. “It is great that the Bristol Airport team is joining the fundraising drive and undertaking this sponsored challenge on our behalf. We would like to wish them good luck for their adventure and hope that everyone will support them.” Springboard Opportunity Group is based in North Somerset and supports pre-school children with disabilities and complex additional needs.
To make a donation to the charity please go to www.springboardweb.org.uk
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