By Connie Osborne Friday 06 September 2013 Updated: 06/09 08:49
A CHURCH Hill woman is dusting off her hiking boots to help end child cruelty.
Pauline Hulston is set to scale Ben Nevis in Scotland to raise money for the NSPCC’s vital work with vulnerable children.
The 68-year-old will join a team of over 100 people to climb the country’s highest mountain at the end of September in a bid to raise £60,000.
Pauline, who attempted to climb Ben Nevis in 2010 but failed to complete the final 200 metres, said: “One of my dreams in life has always been to climb Ben Nevis and when the opportunity arose to combine supporting the NSPCC, which is a charity very close to my heart, and realising my dream I jumped at the chance.
“I consider myself very lucky to have five children, 10 grandchildren and even three great-grandchildren and love them all very much, but I am aware that not all children get the love and support that I have been able to give my family, and I hope that by helping to raise vital funds for the NSPCC they can continue their great work.”
She added she wanted people to join her on the day to raise as much money as possible for the charity.
Sarah Williams, NSPCC community fund-raising manager, said: “Training for the challenge is the perfect motivation to start a keep fit campaign, and taking part will provide you with a wonderful sense of personal achievement, as well as being a fantastic opportunity to do something amazing for children.
“The Ben Nevis Challenge is sure to be a fabulous weekend in the great outdoors and a great way to help the NSPCC raise money to support its services in Worcestershire and across the UK.”
Visit www.nspcc.org.ukbennevis to join Pauline and become part of the NSPCC’s Ben Nevis Challenge team, or visit Pauline’s www.justgiving.com/Pauline-Hulston to donate.
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