15 year old twins, Callum and Freya Roberts, have climbed two of Britain’s highest peaks, Scafell Pike and Snowdon to raise money for Amigos, a Barnstaple based charity who support Ugandans to work their way out of poverty with dignity.
The hike up Scafell Pike took 9 hours to complete and the climb up Snowdon took 6 hours. The Snowdon ascent was far more challenging as they undertook it barefoot!
Freya said “The Snowdon walk was painful and we have a few bruises on our feet. It was a relief to put our boots on at the summit before the long climb down”
Callum said “We prepared for the challenge by walking barefoot on Exmoor and we applied surgical spirit to our feet for 2 weeks before the climb. We didn’t realise how difficult it would be as the ground was very rough but we are really glad we did it” `
The twins are students at Pilton Community College and they will be visiting Uganda in October as part of a charitable school trip. They have visited Uganda when they were 10 years old with their parents when they went to meet their Amigos sponsored child and his family. They are looking forward to seeing them again as well as meeting and working alongside students at the Kira Farm Training Centre.
“We have been saving up for ages to pay for the cost of the trip ourselves. We have done this by saving our pocket money, Saturday and holiday job wages, Christmas and birthday money and we have sold lots of our old possessions”
Family and friends have sponsored them to climb the mountains and they have managed to raise £1549 which will go directly to Amigos for the great work that they do. They are still collecting donations on their Virgin money giving page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/callumandfreya4amigos