Danielle and Natasha have recently fulfilled an amazing challenge by climbing the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis with the summit at 1,344.527 m. This was a fabulous achievement. Danielle very sadly suffered a ruptured ectopic pregnancy in 2016 and Natasha has been the most supportive and amazing friend over the last few years.
Danielle and Natasha’s Story (in Danielle’s words):
We support the ectopic pregnancy trust because I had a ruptured ectopic pregnancy in May 2016. When I was trying to make sense of what had happened the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust was the place I found the support. I needed and wanted to give something back. Natasha was also there for me she not only helped me through the worst time in my life but she has also joined me in supporting the charity, which is closest to my heart.
We chose Ben Nevis because my Dad works up in Fort William. He had mentioned the mountain a few times and that people walk it for themselves and for charity. It wasn’t until after we had booked to take part in this walk that we realised it was actually the highest peak in the U.K.
In preparation we walked to the top of Snowdon in Wales and attempted Scafell Pike in the Lake District but only made it half way due to extreme weather.
Climbing Ben Nevis was the biggest challenge I have ever taken it really did take every bit of energy that Natasha and me had. It tested us physically and mentally at points we didn’t even think we were going to make it half way. There were tears, tantrums and laughter but we made it to the top and it was by far the most amazing achievement.
We are now holding a coffee morning on 30th September to round up our sponsor money.
We really are extremely grateful to Natasha and Danielle for all their determination and hard work raising funds and awareness. Here is their fundraising page if you would like to take a look.