Wolves Foundation and Compton Care have teamed up to encourage a team of ‘Hiking Heroes’ to take part in the unique challenge of climbing Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) by Sunrise, raising vital funds for the two charities.

This June, participants will head up Yr Wyddfa, the highest mountain in England and Wales, under the cover of darkness, reaching the summit to hopefully enjoy a spectacular sunrise before making the descent and reflecting on a fantastic experience.

Organised by Sky Blue Adventures, the opportunity to trek under the starry skies of Eryri (Snowdonia) and into morning, a practical example of Wolverhampton’s motto Out of Darkness Cometh Light – offers a fantastic opportunity to build character and teamwork but also support two of the city’s most well-known charities.

Fundraising from the challenge will be shared equally between Compton Car and Wolves Foundation, Wolves’ official charity, which delivers over 45 unique projects to people of all ages and abilities in the aim of creating opportunities and changing lives.

Lee Newman, Head of Fundraising at Compton Care, said:

“We are really excited to be collaborating with Wolves Foundation and offering people the chance to scale Yr Wyddfa or Snowdon by Sunrise this summer.

“From caring for people with life limiting conditions to helping the city’s youngsters thrive, Compton Care and Wolves Foundation are there for people when they need us most and we hope that people will join us in June as we make strides together to support our local communities.”

Carla Hentsch, Fundraising & Events Executive with Wolves Foundation, added: “We are delighted to be offering people the opportunity to take on this fantastic challenge in support of Wolves Foundation and Compton Care.

“Trekking up Yr Wyddfa at night provides a mental and physical challenge but should also be a hugely positive experience and create a real sense of achievement, both with the event itself but also the fundraising.

“As a Foundation, we are delighted to be linking up with a charity such as Compton Care with such vast experience of delivering vital services for people from the city, and look forward to continuing our working relationship forged over many years by coming together to organise this event.”

Participants will follow the Llanberis route, the longest and most gradual of the six main paths to the summit – which sits at 1,085 metres – with the trek expected to take six hours.

The team will be supported all the way by the organisers’ experienced mountain leaders, as well as benefitting from a great team environment.

So, can you be one of our hiking heroes?

The trek takes starts in the early hours of Sunday 2nd June and places can be booked now.