Staff at Rainbow House have challenged themselves to climb 12 mountains in 12 months

to raise funds for the charity.

The challenge was started by five of the classroom team at the charity who will climb

all the 12 mountains but will be joined at different times by other staff, family and


The core team are Joanne Ashcroft from Eccleston, Emily Heys from Leyland, Rebecca Edwards

from Chorley, Alison Holdsworth from Hesketh Bank  and Zara Rimmer from Tarleton, who have

already climbed Catbells, Snowdon, Great Gables and the highest mountain in the British Isles,

Ben Nevis, which they scaled in four hours on 27th July. 

These will be followed by Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough, Whernside, Old Man of Coniston, Scarfell,

Hevellyn and one big challenge abroad, the largest mountain in North Africa, Mount Toubkal in

Morocco – at around 14,000 ft!

Speaking on behalf of the team, Joanne Ashcroft said, “as the classroom staff at Rainbow

House, we are fortunate enough to see how hard the children who attend our services work

and we often push them for that little bit more because we know the potential they each

have.  We get to see their amazing first steps, crawling and other wonderful achievements

but they all come with such a lot of effort and dedication from both the children and their


She continued, “Now we feel it is time to show how much we appreciate all that hard work

and effort by challenging ourselves and raising much needed funds for Rainbow House.”

If you would like to support the 12 Mountains in 12 Months challenge please go to or contact Rainbow House

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