Optical assistant Lyndsey Boden from the Stourport store has raised more than £300 for a charity supporting local children and young people.

Mentor Link

Lyndsey completed a climb up Snowdon, totalling eight miles and rising to more than 2,370 feet, in four-and-a-half hours along with her 16-year-old daughter Chloe, to raise money for Mentor Link.

The Miners’ Path route was built to carry copper from the Britannia Copper Works near Llyn Glaslyn to Pen y Pass, where it was then transported to Caernarfon, before mining on the mountain ended in 1916.

‘The walk was supposed to take six hours, but we were determined to complete the challenge in the best possible time,’ said Lyndsey.

‘It was a warm day and we suffered from sunburn, but it was worth it to raise money for our store charity and its vital work supporting vulnerable children,’ she added.

Guidance to young people

Staff at the High Street store voted Mentor Link as its store charity to raise funds to support its work over the year.

The charity, based on Lombard Street, provides fully-trained volunteer mentors to offer support and guidance to young people facing difficulties in their lives which may include self-harm, bullying, traumatic bereavement and family breakdown.

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