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Bridgend Soroptimist on The Big Climb!

This week at our Bridgend Soroptimist meeting we had the pleasure of hearing from one of our club members, Sue Jones, who gave a fascinating talk about her journey to Nepal and Everest Base Camp – My Big Climb.

Sue was joined on this remarkable endeavour by her daughter Rhiannon and grandson Dafydd – Dafydd had chosen to undertake this adventure as part of his 18th birthday celebrations and was delighted his Mum and Grandma were going to join him. Unfortunately the trip was delayed by over two years due to the pandemic and finally took place in the autumn of 2022.

Sue trained tirelessly to embark on this amazing adventure although nothing could have prepared her for the challenge she faced when she reached Nepal. Through a series of incredible photographs and heartfelt explanations, Sue took us on the journey with her. She was just a few thousand feet from base camp when, unfortunately, altitude sickness and exhaustion got the better of her. Her daughter and grandson continued and, as you can see from the photo below, reached their goal along with Sue’s Grandma sweatshirt.In total, the team raised over £7,000 which has been shared between SSAFA and Velindre Hospital.

Sue, the members of SI Bridgend are extremely proud of your and congratulate you on this tremendous achievement.

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