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
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/12mountainsin12months or contact Rainbow House
on 01704 823276 www.thelegacy-rainbowhouse.com or follow us on