Future Mountaineers

Big congratulations to the young people in Sparkle Youth Club, their families and staff who all took part in a sponsored climb on Sunday 12th March at the YMCA Newport. The aim was to collectively climb 1095m, which is the equivalent distance of climbing Mount Snowdon, using an indoor climbing wall and apparatus that reflected mountain terrain.

Everybody involved had great fun, conquered fears and supported each other in not only meeting the target but surpassing it! On the day, many parents were cajoled into also climbing the wall, but we think they secretly enjoyed it, even though there were a few grumbles at the start. The young people did this as a sponsored event and they raised a fantastic grand total of £989 for the Sparkle Appeal. Thank you and well done to everybody who took part in this challenge, especially the great instructors at the YMCA Newport, our youth club staff who volunteered their time, the families and friends who supported in many different ways but especially the young people for this fantastic achievement. Well done everyone!