CONQUERED: Curry Circle fundraisers tackled tough conditions to climb Mount Snowdon last month
CONQUERED: Curry Circle fundraisers tackled tough conditions to climb Mount Snowdon last month

Charity climbers conquer Wales’ highest point

A team of 40 fundraisers from Bradford travelled to Wales last month as they turned mountain climbers for one day, taking on the famous Snowdon Challenge.

Raising money for local food project, the Curry Circle, the volunteers took on Wales’ highest point with representatives of all communities joining the team.

In total, the group raised over £10,000 as they completed the route up and down the 1,000-plus metre

Adam Raja was one of two walk leaders on the day and is Curry Circle Manager.

He said: “Each person who did the climb raised enough money to feed 100 people.

“Everyone who took part did a fantastic job and I am really proud of them for taking on this challenge for the Curry Circle.

“At the top of the summit we endured 60mph winds and heavy rain.  Bradfordians definitely conquered Snowdon.”

Since its launch in December 2013, by the Muslim Women’s Council, the Curry Circle has provided over 2,000 meals to some of Bradford’s most vulnerable people.  

As well as providing a hot two-course meal, the project has expanded its support recently and now includes free medical treatment and a free hairdressing service.

Speaking after last month’s charity trek, Revd Jenny Ramsden, Interfaith Development Officer at Touchstone said it was a project every community could get behind.

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed The Snowdon Challenge in spite of the appalling weather conditions,” she said. “It was great to be with such a lovely bunch of people, raising money for such a good cause.”

Due to its success and positive impact on homeless individuals, families and other people in need, the Curry Circle will be expanding its service to meet demand in Keighley.

It will officially be launched in Keighley on Tuesday 25th August and will be operating weekly from 7pm.