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Wiltshire Rotarian reaches new heights at Snowdon

Wiltshire Rotarian reaches new heights at Snowdon

It’s far from the first time Jon Street has got his climbing shoes on to raise money for a good cause.

Jon Street of Westbury Rotary Club, Wiltshire, was recently joined by three of his fellow Rotarians for a sponsored climb of Snowdon, the tallest mountain in Wales.

Jon was joined by Julie Street, Jackie Pike and Julian Sandoe on the trek which lasted around 5 hours and was done to raise money for The Rotary Foundation, Bristol Southmead Hospital and local Charities supported by Westbury Rotary.

Jon completed 139 miles of walking in preparation for the climb and nearly had to withdraw due to a chest infection but battled through regardless.

Jon is no stranger to a physical fundraising challenge, having taken on the climb of Snowdon before as well as Ben Nevis, Everest Base Camp, 2 half marathons and many sponsored walks over 30 miles.

However, this was Jon’s first physical challenge of any kind since experiencing respiratory problems. Speaking to White Horse News, Jon recalled: “I was diagnosed with a particular form of asthma, eosinophilic asthma, which was a relief as I didn’t really know up to then the root cause of the problem.

“It is fair to say that I have never attempted any challenge without the firm belief that I will complete it.”

You are still able to donate to Jon’s JustGiving page.