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    Mum and Daughter Climb Snowdon for 'Hand on Heart'

    Mum and Daughter Climb Snowdon for 'Hand on Heart'

    King’s duo, mother and daughter Katie and Jemima Jordan, took the high road to raise £1,640 with a charity sponsored climb of Snowdon.


    The intrepid pair took the toughest of all routes from the base via Pen Y Pass then up and down the treacherous Crib Goch to then up again to the 1085 metre summit.


    Jemima, in Year 8 at King’s, said: “I love climbing, I love the challenge and I love the scrambling, but I’m glad mum was with me.”

    She added: “I have climbed in the Alps but this was the most difficult yet and it took us eight hours from start to finish.”


    Mum Katie, a former Deputy Head Girl at King’s, said: “I am so proud of her determination, grit and enthusiasm. She puts her heart and soul in to everything she does and fully appreciates why she should try and help good causes.”


    Jemima has nominated that £1,000 will go to the ‘Hand on Heart’ appeal to provide defibrillators in all primary schools in Macclesfield with another £640 shared between selection boxes for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust Christmas Party and 50 shoe boxes for Cheshire Streewise appeal to help the homeless.

    Not only did she raise the money, but Jemima then spent hour after hour packing the shoe boxes so they were ready for the charity.


    Mum Katie followed her Snowdon trek with her own epic adventure to climb Kilimanjaro to raise £12,500 for Alderhey Children’s Hospital. She said: “Jemima was very jealous and really wanted to come too, but we thought Snowdon was tough enough for a 12-year-old. Still I wouldn’t put anything past her in the future.”

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