St Mungo’s climbs Ben Nevis

Image: Team Mungo's climb Scafell Pike

Team Mungo's take on Ben Nevis

In 2017 we conquered Mount Snowdon. Last year we took on Scafell Pike. In 2019 Team Mungo’s are heading for Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis.

In September to mark our 50th year 50 clients, staff members and volunteers join staff from our sponsor Tokio Marine to take on the highest peak in Britain.

Our annual walking challenge was introduced by Mandy, a client and volunteer at St Mungo's. Two years ago she suggested we summit Mount Snowdon to commemorate all those who have died while sleeping rough. Mandy also wanted to show that it is possible to recover from homelessness. You can read Mandy's story here.

Image: Mandy on Scafell Pike

 

Living on the streets became so tough that it led to an attempted suicide. However, after visiting a local church for a shower and some food, I was introduced to St Mungo’s. They offered Skye (Mandy's dog) and myself a place in a hostel and I have lived in their accommodation ever since.

I’ve come a long way since then, which is why I had the idea to climb a mountain with other people who have experienced homelessness. I wanted to do this to show it is possible to recover from homelessness and to remember all those who aren’t as lucky as me, who have sadly died sleeping rough.

Mandy, client and volunteer on climbing Scafell Pike

Image: Mandy on Scafell Pike

 

Living on the streets became so tough that it led to an attempted suicide. However, after visiting a local church for a shower and some food, I was introduced to St Mungo’s. They offered Skye (Mandy's dog) and myself a place in a hostel and I have lived in their accommodation ever since.

I’ve come a long way since then, which is why I had the idea to climb a mountain with other people who have experienced homelessness. I wanted to do this to show it is possible to recover from homelessness and to remember all those who aren’t as lucky as me, who have sadly died sleeping rough.

Mandy, client and volunteer on climbing Scafell Pike

Image: Keely at Scafell Pike

Help us reach more rough sleepers

This challenge shows the unique ways in which we can help people get back on their feet after experiencing homelessness.

Donate to St Mungo's today and help to change someone's life. We support rough sleepers at every stage of recovery, from offering safe accommodation and food to providing courses and training for personal development. 

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Help us reach more rough sleepers

Our annual climb shows the unique ways in which we can help people get back on their feet after experiencing homelessness.

Donate to St Mungo's today and change someone's life. We support rough sleepers at every stage of recovery, from offering safe accommodation and food to providing courses and training for personal development.