Nurse set for the “incredible challenge” of climbing Mount Snowdon in fancy dress

But he isn't just doing this in one costume. He will make several changes along the way.

A nurse is preparing to tackle the formidable Mount Snowdon in a fancy dress challenge.

Joan Pons Laplana is preparing to climb Mount Snowdon in fancy dress on Saturday 13th October fundraising for the Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

But Joan isn’t just doing climbing Mount Snowdon in one costume, he is going to make several changes along the way and you can tweet Joan with your outfit suggestions.  To celebrate his arrival at the top of Mount Snowdon he is prepared to wear a special outfit that people will be able to choose by bidding in an auction at the end of September.

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On his JustGiving page, Joan says; “Following the disappointment from the nonexistent pay rise, more and more Nurses, Midwives and HCA are struggling to make ends meet.  Once again I have set up myself an incredible challenge to raise awareness and much-needed cash for Cavell Trust.

“But as always my fundraising comes with a twist. I like to do things differently. After a lot of deliberation and raising a few health and safety concerns amongst the team I have decided to do my 10k climbing Mount Snowdown in a fancy dress. But not just one fancy dress. I will do 10 different costumes. But the fun part is that you can decide which costume I should wear.”

Not the first time…

Two years ago, Joan did a Tweetathon, running the Liverpool marathon while tweeting at the same time. Last year, Joan hopped 10km around Sheffield breaking his coccyx bone in the process. His dedication to the cause cannot be questioned.

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust provides support for UK nurses, midwives, and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship – often because of illness, disability, domestic abuse and the effects of older age.

Whether it’s signposting to partner organisations, maximising benefits, funding new clothes after weight loss due to illness, repairing a broken boiler to heat the family home or funding towards setting up a new home as the result of suffering domestic abuse, Cavell Nurses’ Trust makes a big impact on nurses’ lives.

You can donate to this worthwhile cause here.

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