Sarahjane Giles, tackled the notorious Mt. Snowdon challenge in honour of her late father, Steve Mann, who had dreams of completing the trek himself.
Sarahjane trained at the gym up to four times a week, and even gave up alcohol for 134 days in preparation for the climb.
In November 2016, Mr Mann lost his battle with cancer, aged 57. Since his passing, Sarahjane has made it her mission to raise funds for The Salvation Army; a charity close to his heart.
“He was a brilliant man, who remained in great spirits despite suffering with cancer. He always said that he didn’t want flowers at his funeral; instead, he requested donations to The Salvation Army as he was so passionate about the charity.”
“My initial goal was to raise £500 towards the cause, but thanks to the great generosity of friends, family and Davidsons, I’ve managed to raise £1550 so far, and counting.
I’m really thankful to have had the support of Davidsons, and really appreciate the contribution they’ve made to the cause. Having such great support from my employers has really made this difficult time a little easier, and now I’m excited to take on the challenge in my father’s memory.”
Well done, Sarahjane!
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