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Three helicopter missions funded by Easter Snowdon Hike

57 climbers summited the tallest mountain Wales on Easter Saturday to help raise funds for Wales Air Ambulance.

A group of trekkers from Presthaven Beach Resort, Prestatyn, set off on a charity walk during the Easter weekend to raise donations close to their heart.

Lisa and Brain Ruddin set up the walking event in aid of Wales Air Ambulance as Brian was airlifted after falling from a clifftop seven years ago.

The couple have been climbing Snowdon for several years after falling in love with the mountain’s beauty.

Lisa said: “We climbed a few times last year and each time we returned to our caravan on Presthaven Beach Resort, Prestatyn. We mentioned at the beginning of March we would be climbing again on Easter Saturday, and our friends asked to join us, and now we have an amazing group of 55 people, all from the Presthaven Beach Resort.

“Not to miss an opportunity of raising some money for charity, we decided to raise funds for the Wales Air Ambulance.”

The group of 57 climbers, ranging from children of 10-years-old to keen walkers of 70 years of age summited Snowdon, raising over £5,000 for the Welsh helicopter charity to help fund its missions.

Every year, Wales Air Ambulance needs to raise £6.5 million to run its services and each of the charity’s missions cost around £1,500.

Catrin Hall, Wales Air Ambulance Community Coordinator, said: “The Presthaven Beach Resort walking raised an outstanding £5,200 for Wales Air Ambulance – enough to fund over three lifesaving missions across Wales!

“We cannot thank the group enough for their kind support, as it will help to keep our helicopters flying across Wales.”


  1. Natalie Bennett19 Apr 2017 19:15:13

    I loved every minute of this amazing journey and for an amazing cause xx To no the end result is worth the aches and pains in legs xxx

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