North Northants charity workers to zip-wire down Welsh mountain

From R-L: Rupert Robinson (from the community), Kizzy Minter (support worker apprentice), Karen Catlow (systems support worker), Steve Cranston (English Disabled Fly Fishers), Nick Hayton, Michael Mellors (support and development coordinator, kneeling). Ben Brett (counsellor), Sam Farrow (senior support and development coordinator), John Bruce (strategic director).
From R-L: Rupert Robinson (from the community), Kizzy Minter (support worker apprentice), Karen Catlow (systems support worker), Steve Cranston (English Disabled Fly Fishers), Nick Hayton, Michael Mellors (support and development coordinator, kneeling). Ben Brett (counsellor), Sam Farrow (senior support and development coordinator), John Bruce (strategic director).
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A group of workers from a north Northamptonshire adult mental health charity will climb Mount Snowdon and zip-wire down it to raise vital funds.

Representatives of the Teamwork Trust, which has bases in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough, will take on the challenge on September 10 and 11.

They will take on the challenge alongside the English Disabled Fly Fishers, based at Eyebrook Reservoir just north of Corby.

Teamwork’s business and fund development officer Nick Hayton is one of the group of 16 set to climb the Welsh mountain.

He said: “I’ve not done an awful lot of training but I’m hoping my fitness will pull me through.

“We’ve got a great range of staff doing this, from our strategic director to a new apprentice.

“One staff member, Michael Mellors, is even going up dressed as a unicorn.

“We’re really looking forward to it and the zip-wire is the longest and fastest in the Northern Hemisphere. It can reach up to 92mph!”

Mr Hayton says any funds raised will be vital for both charities.

He said: “Any money raised will help to develop activities for our members.

“It will also help raise money for equipment and support for disabled people who want to take up fly fishing.”

You can donate to the two groups by clicking here or here.