Charity's silver lining after pharmacy technician Carole conquers Wales' highest mountain

Carole with her medal after conquering Snowdon.
Carole with her medal after conquering Snowdon.
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One of the best known faces in a tightknit Burnley community has climbed a mountain to raise money for a charity she feels passionate about.

Pharmacy technician Carole Livesey conquered Snowdon and admits that while it was the hardest thing she has ever done she was thrilled to raise £600.

The money will go towards the The Silver Line, a national charity offering a service to older people with more than 3,000 volunteers who call elderly people each week or exchange letters.

Clarets fan Carole (55) is a volunteer for the charity.

Now back down to earth at Bailey and Garrett's chemists in Rosegrove where she has worked for the past 41 years, Carole said: " I nearly gave up but the guides from Discover Adventure just wouldn't let me, they gave me so much encouragement and I didn't want to let people down who had sponsored me."

Carole said that not only was the walk difficult she never expected the terrain to be so tough, adding: "The higher I got, the colder I got, the wind and the mist was freezing.

"I never expected to be wearing a hat and gloves in the middle of June!"

Carole,who lives in Hapton with her husband, Andrew and daughter Natalie, spent months training to climb Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales at 1,085 metres above sea level and also the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands.

She has sent out a big thankyou to everyone who sponsored her and she is still hoping to raise more money.

If you would like to make a donation please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carole-livesey1