A GROUP of Stourbridge charity walkers raising cash for the town's hospice were thwarted by bad weather in their attempt to reach the peak of Mount Snowdon but they have stressed they will not be beaten.

A team of six adventurous nurses who work on the in-patient unit at Mary Stevens Hospice in Oldswinford had been in training for the mountainous challenge which they attempted on Monday (October 18).

However, heavy and rain and strong winds prevented them from reaching the summit.

Group member Sue McDowell was among the group which also comprised Anna Lonsdale, Jap Sangerha, Helen Hubbard, Linda Russell and Rachelle Clark.

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She said: "We are all very disappointed that we couldn't make it to the summit of Snowdon, which stands 1,085 metres above sea level, and it was a difficult decision to turn back. However, safety had to come first.

"We are truly grateful to everyone who has supported us and our JustGiving total currently stands at £1,485 which is incredible and will go to supporting Mary Stevens Hospice. We are all dedicated to providing timely, palliative care to those in need."

The hospice is celebrating its 30th anniversary of providing care for the community and the team had been taking their mission to raise funds for the organisation extremely seriously - fitting in hikes between busy shifts and even walking after 12-hour night shifts to get ready for the challenge.

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Sue, however, said: "We will not be beaten and plan to complete our challenge when the weather is better."

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so online via the JustGiving website (search The Snowdon Hikers).