Rebecca Williams, the landlady at The Holly Bush Inn in Winterley, climbed the 5,895-metre (19,340 foot) Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania over a 6-day trek and raised more than £1,500 for The Wingate Centre which is devoted to enriching the lives of children and young people with all levels of physical and learning disabilities or who are disadvantaged.
“It was really hard going at times”, said Rebecca “but knowing that any money I raised was going to such a good cause was incentive enough to keep me going.”
Manager at the Centre, Chris Bridgman said “We are delighted to receive such a generous donation. I have such admiration for Rebecca for achieving such an amazing goal and we are so grateful for her generosity and the on going support we receive from The Holly Bush Inn.
The Wingate Centre offers Special Needs schools, voluntary organisations and self help groups from across the UK the opportunity of enjoying short term residential breaks. And, for some 140 disabled children and young adults who live locally, the fully equipped gymnasium offers recreational activities in an environment specifically designed with them in mind.
The Centre is not in receipt of any regular local or government revenue funding and is entirely reliant on it’s generous supporters and it’s own endeavours to raise enough money to enable it to continue to provide for these children’s needs.
Pictured is Rebecca at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa