Ben Nevis midnight climb for Alzheimer’s Society

On the 9th of July 2016 Catherine Smith, Adcock HR Manager, will be undertaking a mad charity challenge in aide of the Alzheimer’s Society.  The challenge is to climb the UK’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, at midnight.


Catherine has taken on the challenge with two good friends, Jeanette Drake and Sara Collings.  They were inspired by Sara’s own story of her father who suffered from this terrible disease and the effect it had on her family. The majority of people have either been directly affected or have known friends whose lives and families have been devastated by Alzheimer’s and Dementia and this organisation needs our help. 

L to R: Catherine Smith, Jeanette Drake and Sara Collings.


The girls have been training hard to get their fitness levels up, despite the lack of mountains in the Cambridge area.  Their training has included intense gym sessions, walking all over the Cambridgeshire countryside and climbing Kinder Scout in the Peak District in the snow.  But the ultimate challenge will be having to climb the big mountain at midnight.  All three of them are normally in bed by 10.30pm and they are next to useless without enough sleep!


All of this will be worth it if we can raise as much money as possible for the Alzheimer’s Society.  If you would like to contribute and sponsor them on this challenge, please visit Catherine’s sponsorship page here Just Giving


Any donation, however big or small, will be greatly appreciated and every little bit helps:

  • £5 could pay for someone to attend a half hour session at a monthly Dementia Café, providing information and support for people with dementia and their carers.
  • £20 could pay for 100 copies of Understanding and respecting the person with dementia - one of the Society's most requested factsheets.
  • £50 could fund a National Dementia Helpline Advisor for an hour, as they offer practical advice and emotional support to people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends.
  • £120 could pay to run Talking Point for one day - the Society's 24/7 online community for all people affected by dementia.
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