Dinnington hiker, Stewart Brown, has conquered Mount Snowdon in aid of Bluebell Wood. 

Stewart was also the winner of Bluebell Wood’s ‘Bring in Spring’ raffle earlier in the year, bagging a £2024 prize. He then went on to donate £250 back to the charity and sign up to their ‘Snowdon for Sunrise’ challenge.

Stewart has been a player in the hospice lottery after signing up a year ago after being inspired by the work of Bluebell Wood presented by a door-to-door canvasser.

He said, “I was shocked to win first prize and still haven’t decided what to do with the winnings. I thought I’d give back by donating £250 and take on a fundraising challenge to help raise awareness of the great work they do.

“I have been up Snowdon a few times but not the route that was planned for this challenge so thought I’d go for it. The mist and wind on the night meant it certainly wasn’t easy, but I had a really good time and it was an excellent experience.”

67 people in total completed the trek for Bluebell Wood. Most of the group was made up of Rotherham fitness fanatics from Unit 5 Group Fitness and Rebounce Fitness. So far, almost £13,000 has been raised in sponsorship from the challenge

Beth Cole, Events Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you and well done to Stewart, Unit 5 Group Fitness and Rebounce Fitness, as well as all our fundraisers for doing ‘Snowdon for Sunrise’ and helping to raise much needed funds for Bluebell Wood.

“The total raised is absolutely fantastic and will help us continue to support families who need us.”

If you’re feeling inspired to take on an event and support Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, check out the events page here.

Want to be in with a chance of being our next prize winner? Look out for Bluebell Wood’s summer raffle coming very soon.