Charity Spotlight – Snowdonia Society
Breese Adventures are proud members of Snowdonia Society, an organisation which has for 50 years worked tirelessly to protect this wonderful and unique part of the world.
For this years Snowdonia Challenge we are delighted that they are entering a team to raise vital funds to support their work. They will also be supporting the event through helping out at the water stations, so please say hello when you’re there!
We caught up with them in their extremely busy schedule to find out why this years Snowdonia Challenge is important to them…
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT Snowdonia Society
Established in 1967, the Snowdonia Society is a registered conservation charity working tirelessly for the last 50 years to protect the beauty and special qualities of Snowdonia National Park. Those special qualities include the stunning landscapes and wildlife of course, but also the culture, history and language, which together make up the unmistakable identity of Snowdonia.
Our work is in three areas: campaigning, practical conservation work and education. Our campaigning spans from fighting inappropriate development in the National Park to encouraging local businesses to adopt environmentally-friendly practices. Our practical conservation work gets volunteers out protecting the National Park through litter picks, footpath maintenance and much more. Snowdonia Society volunteers have invested over 10,000 hours of work in Snowdonia in the last three years alone. Our education work includes accredited conservation training for young people, as well as hosting inspiring and informative walks, talks and workshops led by local experts. Find what’s on for 2018 here. And find out how to become a member or support our work here.
WHAT MADE YOU JOIN THIS CHALLENGE AND WHAT IT WOULD MEAN TO YOU FOR PEOPLE TO JOIN YOUR SNOWDONIA CHALLENGE TEAM?
We joined because the Snowdonia Challenge sets really high standards for environmental responsibility and shows real commitment to protecting the environment of Snowdonia whilst enjoying it. There are a lot of challenge events in the National Park, and unfortunately not all of them show as much respect for Snowdonia. The Snowdonia Challenge is exetremely well-organised and run and takes people to parts of the National Park which are better able to cope with such events than saturated ‘honeypot’ locations like Snowdon. The organisers are active in the fight against single-use plastic, and the event itself is single-use plastic-free. We are delighted that a team has come together to use this excellent event to raise funds for the Snowdonia Society’s conservation work. The Snowodonia Challenge organisers have been really helpful along the way!
We have a five-strong team of staff and trustees from the Snowdonia Society taking part in the Challenge this June. We hope you will show your support to the environment of Snowdonia and our work by donating to our team through LocalGiving.
WHAT SUPPORT CAN YOUR SNOWDONIA CHALLENGE TEAM EXPECT FROM YOU?
We will provide support for all those raising money for the Snowdonia Society through visibility on our website and regular updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We would really appreciate your support with this challenge – whether taking part, helping out as a marshal, or making a donation. But for those who can’t take part in the challenge there are lots of ways to get involved in and benefit from our work as a member, volunteer, business member or partner organisation.
WHAT DIFFERENCE THE MONEY RAISED WILL MAKE TO Snowdonia Society?
As a registered charity, our work depends on our supporters. Money raised from the Snowdonia Challenge will go directly to our conservation work to protect Snowdonia. To give an idea £150 equips a volunteer team with hand tools and protective equipment for a conservation task, whilst £30 covers the direct accreditation cost for a young person who completes one of our practical training courses.