Charity’s record year aided by Robert’s mission

Robert Sneath from Barnoldswick at the top of one of 34 Scottish munros he has climbed raising money for Christian Aid. (S)
Robert Sneath from Barnoldswick at the top of one of 34 Scottish munros he has climbed raising money for Christian Aid. (S)

A Barnoldswick deacon’s mission to complete as many Scottish munros as he could has boosted a charity to a record year.

Robert Sneath, of Cedars Close, set himself the target of climbing 32 munros in February, raising money for the West Craven branch of Christian Aid.

However, he topped that initial target and finished up on 34 of the mountains with a height of over 3,000ft, raising almost £4,500.

Robert said: “It was an amazing experience and turned into more of an adventure than a challenge.

“It was an absolutely fantastic response, it’s staggering what has been raised.

“The final amount was £4,487.50. This, along with a further £1,200 from local events during Christian Aid week in May and other times through the year, made it a record fund-raising year for West Craven Christian Aid.”

But that figure can be added to further this weekend as there is one final event to come on Sunday.

Mr Sneath added: “An Advent Hope Carol Service is to be held at Barnoldswick Baptist Church in Manchester Road at 6pm.

“The service is to be led by Ruth Platt from Christian Aid’s North Western region, and everyone is warmly invited to round off a record breaking year for West Craven Christian Aid.”