Sarah's The Three Peaks National Challenge - September 2016
Sarah has just climbed Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis to raise money for Climb Your Mountain.
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Coast to Coast Challenge - August 2016
Well Done to all of those who took part in the Coast to Coast Challenge recently, raising funds for Climb Your Mountain. What a massive achievement and for such a good cause. Thank you and keep up the good work...
For more information, please visit the C2C just giving page:
What is CYM?
Climb Your Mountain (CYM) is a charity dedicated to helping children to climb their own personal mountain by coaching them to overcome challenges they may face in life.
Currently our primary focus is to help children with disabilities or learning difficulties by providing them with the opportunities and support they need to achieve their goals.
We truly believe that outdoor activities, including real mountain experiences can help them to improve their confidence and self-esteem as well as their health and well-being. By motivating these children we can also encourage and inspire others by allowing them to see that any goal is achievable.
There are many children in the UK with disabilities or learning difficulties that face their own personal mountain; this is why we aim to help them achieve their goals and prove what is possible by showing them how they can benefit from the outdoors and mountain experiences.
We are hoping to help as many children as possible by providing these unique and fantastic outdoor and mountain experiences. The more funds we raise and the more help we get then the more children and their families can benefit.
The fundraising page for climb your mountain can be found here: http://www.justgiving.com/climbym
We are very flexible in terms of what we services we can provide which means we can cater for all abilities. We cover most mountain ranges in the UK and can provide overseas trips if required. This gives us the flexibility to be able to control where, how long and how challenging the experience is.
Our main priority is health and safety and we will endeavour to provide the appropriate experiences and activities based upon the children, their parents and carers and the conditions on the day.
We will discuss in detail the event and how it will be run with the parents and any support workers and carers. We will also use our expereinced volunteers as well as qualified mountain leaders on all trips.
An example could be a day drip to Snowdonia in North Wales, where we may take out 3 or 4 children together with their families and support for a few hours. Potentially, this could include going to the summit depending on many factors. However, the main aim will be to provide an enjoyable and safe day for all in the great outdoors so they can benefit from being in and around the mountains.