Latest Snowdon Stories

2011-05-16 14:44:00

SWINDON, England, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has announced that over 500,000 pounds has been donated just one month after it launched an appeal to secure the future of one of Snowdonia's most precious landscapes. The campaign to raise 1 million pounds to secure Llyndy Isaf was given an extra boost as Welsh Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones declared her support: "The National Trust plays a key role in protecting and managing the Welsh countryside, the beauty and...

2010-12-20 10:45:00

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James M. Golubieski, president of Foundation Venture Capital Group, LLC, (FVCG) a New Jersey Health Foundation affiliate, announced that Snowdon Inc., a company in which FVCG has invested, was awarded a new three-year contract by the Department of Defense (DoD) Program, Transformational Medical Technologies (TMT). Under this new Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) contract, Snowdon may receive up to $8.2 million to support...

2008-09-30 00:00:31

Keen walkers are being encouraged to sign up for the Dartmoor Challenge. Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for people to take part in the 10-mile walk across the Devon countryside. The circular route will begin in Widecombe-in-the-Moor. People will be able to take in the breathtaking views and explore places off the beaten track. Community fundraiser Samantha Surridge said: "The challenge gives everyone the opportunity to explore areas of Dartmoor which are a bit more off the beaten...

2008-09-09 18:00:33

LEADING cancer charity Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for people to walk to the summit of Snowdon. Every year hundreds of people dig out their boots and waterproofs to walk to the top of the highest mountain in either Wales or England to raise money for cancer patients in the UK. Usually walkers descend on Llanberis just twice a year for Marie Curie Cancer Care but this year an extra date has been added due to the event's popularity. Community fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer...

2008-08-31 00:00:22

Two city men have completed their 'ultimate challenge' of cycling, kayaking and climbing across Great Britain - and raised pounds10,000 for charity in the process. Jamie Shewbrook, 34, from Hartley, and Sam Groves, 31, from Mannamead, cycled from John O'Groats to Land's End in two weeks, climbing the highest peaks and paddling the longest lakes in Scotland, England and Wales along the way. Jamie said: "It's been quite tough. After doing Ben Nevis and Loch Lomond I had problems with my...

2008-08-30 09:01:03

Cancer charity Marie Curie Cancer Care is calling on active brides- and grooms- to-be to forgo the traditional boozy stag and hen dos and take on a fund-raising challenge. The charity has organised two treks up the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon. They will take place on the weekend of October 4 and 5 this year. Swansea-based community fund-raiser Katy Tadayon, said: "These days people are always looking for a new and exciting activity for their stag or hen party. "The Snowdon Trek...

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