Lawsons Hike to Snowdon Peak
A team from Lawsons, the largest independent timber, building and fencing suppliers in London and the South East, trekked to the peak of Snowdon on Saturday 30th July to raise money for Spread a Smile.
The intrepid group of 11 included: Matthew Coote and his 5 year-old son Callan; David Trill; Paul Barrow; Danny
Lyrick and his 10 year-old daughter Ria; Mac Cheema and his 14 year-old twin sons Nick and Josh; and Mark Dyer and
his 11 year-old son Scott. They set off from the town of Llanberis at the foot of the mountain and walked up to
the peak at 1,085 metres where a Spread a Smile banner was unfurled.
It was a challenging day with tough moments during the climb, but the energy of the youngsters kept morale going.
They started off in sunshine at the bottom, but despite it being July the cloud descended at the top and the
woolly hats went on! The walk of 9 miles took 7 hours, with lots of photo opportunities with little Callan
enjoining all to “Spread a Smile”.
The great sense of achievement was compounded on the way back to the hotel, when young Ria spotting a cliff face
on the coast road said, “Look at that mountain in front”. When Mark pointed out that the peak they had just
conquered was far higher, indeed the second-highest peak in the UK, the realisation of what they had accomplished
hit home. The smiles on the kids’ faces as they considered their feat said it all.
Many thanks to Lawsons for another wonderful fund-raising event!
I can't really explain just what a great charity it is and we as a family are grateful that you Let us make special memories. I wish we had known about you when my brother was alive. Please tell everyone.xxx
So thank you to everyone at Spread a Smile
from the Jain Family.