Monday, July 18, 2011

Ben Nevis and Back

Councillor Philip Thompson at the unveiling of the second mosaic.
On Saturday July 16th Saltburn Councillor Philip Thomson braved torrential rain to climb Ben Nevis to raise funding to help offset the cost of the Saltburn150 Community Mosaic Panels.

“It was probably one of the biggest challenges I have ever taken on,” said Philip, chairman of the Saltburn 150 Group. “There was really poor visibility and it was extremely challenging. It took me about seven and a half hours to climb up and down. As soon as I started it started to rain. I was soaked right through.”

Philip’s climb of the 1,344m-high mountain has so far secured around £2,000 for this year’s mosaic project. Philip added: “The object is to have something which lasts. We want to have a reminder of the celebration.”

We are sharing this photo to raise awareness of Philips' sponsored climb. If anyone would like to make a donation towards the cost of the mosaics, no matter how small, please contact the Saltburn150 organisers. (Contact details at the top of the page.)

Helen and Derek are in Huntcliff school this week starting work on panel 3 which depicts a Steam Train and Henry Pease. There are more workshops outside Sainsburys too on the 23rd July, Saturday 6th August and Tueasday 9th August at 10.00am. The third panel will be unveiled by a descendant of Henry Pease on the 17th August at 11am.

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