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Serpentine Green shoppers help climb Ben Nevis!

Charity Champion Katie Alexander posing for pics

After a successful event in Cambridge the team headed to Serpentine Green Shopping Centre on Sunday 10th September to try and raise more money for Sports Connections Foundation. This time, we were trying to climb Ben Nevis in only 6 hours, 1,345 metres, by using a mobile climbing wall which was 5 metres high! We are happy to announce that we beat our target by nearly 200 metres yippee!

SCF's Nicole Moore climbing the wall!

The lovely shoppers were only too pleased to help us reach our target, which we achieved by 3pm with some of us taking to the challenge better than others! Shout out to Katie Alexander, Tang Soo Do Champion and Sports Connections Foundation Ambassador, who gave us a great start to the challenge by climbing nearly 70 metres solo!

A great day was had as Sports Connections Foundation climbed Ben Nevis

Our event organiser, Nicole Saunders managed to top that up by racing our man in the office, Simon Cooper, but after a few dozen metres (with Simon winning most of the time!) they decided to make way for the professionals - the Serpentine Green shoppers and their children, who did a fantastic job!

We also had our ProKick goal there on the day, which presented the team with a great opportunity to talk to children and adults alike about the work the charity does in schools across the country, including teaching children about Global Citizenship.

There was a raffle on the day, which asked people to guess the name of our SCF teddy bear. Only one answer was correct, but we couldn't "bear" (ahem) for rest of the raffle prizes to go to waste, so congratulations to our winners Daye and Ella who have won a full set of car tyres for their family courtesy of our sponsors Forza tyres, by guessing "Ben" (Ben - Ben Nevis - good link or what?!) Also our runners up who received a dash cam (also courtesy of Forza tyres), and other runners up who won free entry vouchers to Bounce trampoline park, and vouchers for Dominos pizza!

So thanks to all our raffle entrants and kind sponsors Forza tyres and Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants, we have raised a total of £1,000, which will be put towards our Inspire Through Sport programme, which helps disadvantaged and vulnerable children by providing support both at school and in building relationships with their families and local services, transforming communities. As part of the programme we also provide exciting opportunities and exit routes and to help mould the next generation of role models.

Thank you on behalf of all the children we will be able to help with your kind support - we look forward to seeing you all at our future events!!

Austen Moore and Junior McDougald pose for a pic
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