Jonathan Edwards, Senior Chartered Legal Executive in the Wills and Probate team has become a Trustee of the charity Climbing Out.
Climbing Out, based in Oswestry, runs 5 day outdoor activity programmes aimed at rebuilding confidence and self-esteem in young people who’ve been through a life changing injury, illness or trauma. The programmes offer a wide range of activities including climbing, gorge scrambling, kayaking, hill walking, abseiling and raft building.
Climbing Out was founded in 2010 by Kelda Wood after she suffered a serious leg injury that had a huge impact on her own life. She has represented Great Britain as a member of the GB Paracanoe squad, and on 19th January 2017, as a member of the Adaptive Grand Slam Team, she became the first recorded adaptive female to summit Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America at 7,000m.
In December 2018 Kelda set off to row solo across the Atlantic with the aim of inspiring young people, raising awareness about mental and physical trauma in young people, and raising awareness and funds for Climbing Out. By 27th February, 2019 she had spent 76 days on the ocean and rowed 3,500 nautical miles, becoming the first para rower to solo row the Atlantic as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. She raised over £50,000 for Climbing Out, changing the whole outlook for the charity and enabling them to support many more young people in the future.
For more information about Climbing Out, please visit https://climbingout.org.uk/
If specific advice on Wills, estate planning or estate administration is required then please contact Jonathan Edwards on 01743 237698, or our office in Shrewsbury 01743 248545, Harlescott 01743 467641 or Whitchurch 01948 663361.