Fundraisers have collected £32,000 for Reuben’s Retreat in two separate sunrise walks up Wales’ highest mountain last weekend.

More than 40 Travel Counsellors and head office staff conquered Snowdon in aid of the company’s chosen charity Reuben’s Retreat, raising more than £7,000.

The ‘Snowdon Sunraise’ took place in the early hours of April 29 for the company’s chosen charity so the climbers could reach the summit in time to watch the sunrise.

Travel Counsellor Peridot Harrison said: “When the opportunity arose through our partnership with Reuben’s Retreat to see the sunrise from the top of Mount Snowdon, I knew I had to be part of it. The fact we were doing it for a charity so close to our hearts at Travel Counsellors, and to the travel industry as a whole, just made it even more special.”

The event follows a series of fundraising events by Travel Counsellors.


On the same weekend, but a day earlier in a separate event, Reuben’s Retreat founders Nicola and Mike Graham walked to the summit as part of a 92-strong group, which raised around £25,000. Walkers had the chance to see a full moon on the way up and see the sunrise from the highest mountain in England and Wales.

On Facebook, Nicola said: “Despite our achy legs, we have danced around the office at such news and I cannot begin to tell you the difference this will make to our beautiful cause.”

The event was organised with the help of charity challenge specialists Breese Adventures.

Nicola described the walk as one of the “most exhilarating, spiritual

It is one of the most exhilarating, spiritual, monumental and miraculous experiences I have ever had in my life … the angels lit our path for sure and delivered the most stunning sunrise on their angelic wings…. it was breathtaking and so emotional…. it had to be … you cannot take all that love and hope and goodwill up a mountain and mother nature not deliver .. spectacular! never to be taken for granted … and we are totally overwhelmed with the fundraising …