Walk the Skiddaw Midnight Challenge for Alzheimer’s Society

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Skiddaw Midnight Challenge

Experience and conquer Mount Skiddaw, one of the UK’s toughest mountains by torch and moonlight with Alzheimer’s Society.

On 18th June, you’ll be able to achieve something unique and reach the summit of Mount Skiddaw at night, while helping change the lives of people with dementia. As well as witnessing some spectacular Lake District National Park landscapes, your descent will take you back to the picturesque market town of Keswick at the bottom of the mountain, where you will finish the challenge with a well-deserved celebratory breakfast.


You will need to have appropriate walking gear, suitable for all changeable weather types. Your walking boots should be well worn in to prevent any blisters, and you should have a 25-litre rucksack to carry any items of clothing you will want to put on when it gets chillier; waterproofs, hat, scarf, and gloves. The charity will send you a full kit list when you register for the event.

The entry fee costs £65, and the charity asks you set yourself a minimum fundraising target of £400. You can register for the event here.

If you’ve still to make up your mind, you can also register an interest or contact a member of the team by calling 0330 333 0804 or emailing challenge@alzheimers.org.uk, and we will be happy to help.

About Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society provides information and support for those affected by dementia. Guided by those affected, AS fund medical and social research and campaign for a better quality of life for them.

The first point of contact for anyone dealing with dementia, they also have almost 3,000 community-based services across the UK, including dementia cafes, day and home support, befriending and carer support groups.

Whether you have dementia yourself, are worried about a family member or carer or are a health or social care professional, Alzheimer’s Society can provide you with practical and emotional support when you need it, and give you a greater understanding of the condition.

They are a team dedicated to defeating the condition through funding pioneering research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of it.

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