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Players from Chatteris Town Ladies Football Club took on the challenge of climbing Mount Snowdown this week with charity on their minds.

The aim of Emma Searle, Morganna Russ, Kara Lumley, Lucy Webb, Jess Kraus and others was to raise money for the mental health charity Mind.

The group also took the opportunity to show off their new kit sponsored by the Pera Palace Turkish Restaurant once they hit the summit.

Chatteris footballers take on mountain challenge with charity in 'Mind'. (55516161)
Chatteris footballers take on mountain challenge with charity in 'Mind'. (55516161)

The football club were fully behind the women and Chatteris club chair Vicky Bennett said: “We're extremely proud of our Lilies Ladies for taking on and achieving their challenge of climbing Snowdon in aid of Mind.

"It's a charity that has undoubtedly become a lifeline for an increasing amount of people in the recent circumstances. This achievement reflects the determination and kind spirit that we see weekly from the ladies and we're delighted to see the Lilies shirt at the summit.”

Group member Tori Sharpe said: "One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year with one in six people experiencing concerns such as anxiety or depression every week.

Chatteris Town FC ladies who climbed mount Snowdon in aid of mental health charity Mind. (55512950)
Chatteris Town FC ladies who climbed mount Snowdon in aid of mental health charity Mind. (55512950)

"With the lockdowns and restrictions implemented over the years, these figures have taken a drastic hit with over 5,000 deaths due to suicide recorded in 2021.

"However, only one in eight adults in the UK are receiving any treatment for their mental health problem. It is important to remember that you are not alone and that help is available.

"Therefore, we have decided to head to Wales and climb Mount Snowdon in aid of Mind to raise awareness of these conditions and help break the stigma whilst raising some funds for them to keep on doing the work that they do which gives people a more positive quality of life and provides support when people need it the most."

To donate visit Justgiving or follow the link from the Chatteris Town FC Facebook page.



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