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Collier Row family climb Snowdon and raise thousand for cardiac screening charity

PUBLISHED: 10:21 28 September 2016 | UPDATED: 15:36 28 September 2016

Amanda Armitage, and her children Daniel and Emily at the top of Snowdon in Wales.

Amanda Armitage, and her children Daniel and Emily at the top of Snowdon in Wales.

Amanda Armitage

A family climbed a peak and raised more than £1,000 for a charity, which promotes cardiac screening for young people.

Daniel, 12, and  Emily, 8,  climbed Snowdon to raise awarness of free cardiac screening.Daniel, 12, and Emily, 8, climbed Snowdon to raise awarness of free cardiac screening.

Amanda Armitage and her son Daniel, 12, and daughter Emily, 8, of Collier Row, walked seven hours to the top of Snowdon in 80mph winds to raise awareness about young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) and inform others of the free screenings available for under 30 at leading hospitals.


Ms Armitage’s brother Ronnie died of a sudden cardiac arrest in 2008 and she was diagnosed with a heart condition herself. 
The family has raised £1,095 for charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).


“We got up as far as we could and thought it was time to give up as we couldn’t see but we were only half an hour from the top. We gave it everything and we made it to the top.

“Maybe we could try this another time in the summer,” said Amanda.

Daniel added: “I couldn’t wait to stand on the top of the mountain, we were well prepared for all weathers but not Gail force winds that hit us at 80mph.”

“I like big mountains and I was very excited to do this with my mummy and my brother. I wish the wind wasn’t so bad as it took as a very long time,” said Emily.

You can continue to support the family by visiting their Just Giving page here.

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