U6 student Kieran Mitchell wanted to do something special to raise money for Woman’s Aid, a charity that supports those who have suffered domestic violence. Although scared of heights Kieran challenged himself to climb Ben Nevis in August and asked the staff of Notre Dame to support his endeavour which they did, raising over £50 via a collection and a cake sale.
He is now back having successfully completed the climb and is just about recovered from the trek . He told us ‘It was challenging but so enjoyable! The weather was really bad, it had been raining all day temperatures were below zero and winds were picking up to nearly 80mph. But I got over 3000 meters high, above the clouds and with the summit in sight. We weren’t allowed to walk onto the summit itself because it was too dangerous; people were literally getting blown off their feet. I made it back down safely just with a twisted ankle but all is well!
A massive thank you from me to you and all the staff that donated and for your support and encouragement! It really means a lot!’
Well done Kieran from everyone at Notre Dame.