23rd Oct, 2020

Family steps out for Snowdon to raise vital cash for veterans charity

Ross Crawford 14th Jun, 2018

A LOCAL family will be climbing Snowdon on Saturday, to complete a promise and raise money for a very good cause.

Jennifer Stone and her husband Craig and their two children Matilda and Natasha, plus their beagle Max, will be tackling the 1,000metre climb for the Veterans With Dogs charity.

It’s a major step on the road to recovery for Jennifer who’s world fell apart three years ago when she was involved in a major car crash which left her with multiple injuries.

“My Dad was 70 in 2015 and as a Dad and daughter thing we thought we’d climb Snowdon,” said Jennifer.

“Unfortunately I then had a serious car crash and so our eldest daughter, Matilda, who was nine at the time, did it with him.

“Now our youngest daughter, Natasha, is nine and we thought we could go full circle and climb it as a family.”

The crash left Jennifer with a multitude of broken bones, including a broken back, which was where Max the beagle came in.

“Max has helped me recover,” said Jennifer. “For the first six months I couldn’t get out of my own house, I was in a back brace and I got a bit anxious stuck at home on my own.”

The Studley family heard about the Veterans With Dogs charity, which helps our soldiers with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder live independent lives with the help of four legged friends, and decided they could help too.

“We will all be wearing Veterans With Dogs T-shirts and they sent us an extra child’s one which we’ve made into a bandana for Max,” said Jennifer.

The family have already smashed their £250 fundraising target but to help them raise even more for the charity.

Visit https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/stonesupsnowdon for more information.


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