Poppy Jayne Morgan and William Carroll-Adams
Poppy Jayne and Will took on the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge to support the Scottish Sensory Centre's British Sign Language Science Glossary.
|Name||Poppy Jayne Morgan and William Carroll-Adams|
|Cause fundraised for||The Scottish Sensory Centre, British Sign Language Glossary|
|Method of fundraising||
The Welsh Three Peaks Challenge
Why did you decide to fundraise for your chosen cause?
After seeing the Scottish Sensory Centre give a fantastic talk at the British Science Festival in September 2016, we thought the British Sign Language Science Glossary project was absolutely inspiring and so fundamental. The fact that many deaf and hearing impaired individuals are cut off from pursuing certain careers as the language required is just non-existent for them is mind-boggling! We are both very passionate about making science accessible and fun.
How did you raise money?
We climbed the three highest mountains in Wales in 24 hours; Snowdon, Cadair Idris, and Pen y Fan, all in one day!
We went as group with Poppy’s colleagues from Swansea University, all fundraising for our chosen charities with a real mix of ages and abilities. We started Snowdon about 8.30am on the Saturday morning, Cadair Idris at 7pm and Pen Y Fan at 1.30am Sunday morning, arriving back in Swansea around 5am. Disappointed to say that ourselves and half the group didn't quite make the peak of Cadair Idris; we made it 100 metres short of the highest peak of it but got to the point that we were unable to continue due to dreadful weather conditions and not knowing the route with awful visibility.
We made the decision to be safe and descend. We were gutted but we knew it was the right thing to do - mountain rescue were already out looking for someone else and we didn't want to add to their work! It was a real challenge - we covered 18 miles of mountain ascent and descent in traditional Welsh Wet Weather!
I'm so proud of all that took part, we really pulled together as a team and took care of each other!
Have fun is the number one priority – but also to do something that will challenge you and push you beyond what you think you are capable of. Not only will you have raised money for a fantastic cause, but you now have an amazing experience under your belt!
British Sign Language Glossary (Scottish Sensory Centre webpage)