A WOMAN who shares a serious heart condition with family members is to climb Snowdon in the dark.
Aimee Lyons, 26, of Baildon, is taking on an 11km night walk up Wales’ highest mountain to raise funds for Leeds Cares and the great work the Paediatric Cardiology Ward team do at Leeds General Infirmary.
She has been inspired to fundraise after seeing loved ones face the challenges of heart disease.
Aimee’s brother Daron Lyons died aged just nine, whilst her sister Jemma (right) and young niece Serennah (centre) also have to live with a congenital heart condition.
Growing up Aimee and Jemma have been patients of the Paediatric Cardiology Ward and seen the amazing work of the teams there.
Aimee has so far raised over £2,000 for Leeds Cares which included a fundraising night at the Baildon Woodbottom Club held last month.
On Saturday, 14 March Aimee will be walking up Snowdon in the dark on the famous Pyg Track, in time for the sunrise at the top and returning down the Miners Path. She will be joined two friends, Drew and Simon.
She said: “Trekking up Snowdon in the dark will be a real challenge but the loss of my brother and the impact of heart conditions on my family and others will be a big inspiration for me.
“The Paediatric Cardiology Ward means a lot to me and my family. This is my way of thanking them for all the help they have given us over the years. My fundraising walk is my way of showing my appreciation for their wonderful work.”
You can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/snowdon-in-the-dark.