Good luck to the Claret Mountaineers who are climbing Mt Snowdon this weekend to raise money for the Northampton Town Community Trust!
The Claret Mountaineers Team is comprised of current and former participants of the club's Community Trust's programmes who have benefitted greatly from the Health & Wellbeing and Disability Football projects that the club run and they are looking to do something to give back to the club.
Andy Willis who is one of the Claret Mountaineers and also a volunteer for the Multi Disability Football club gave his account of how Northampton Town FC Community Trust programmes have helped him improve his mental health:
“Northampton Town FC Community Trust plays a very important role supporting the local community of Northampton and the county, in so many ways, through various sporting and social connections. For my part I really value the mental health support the Community Trust provides to the community through its network of navigators and its a matter of record how important the disability football was to helping support my own recovery from severe mental illness.”
Joining him will also be Nic Pentelow, who is a recent participant on the Fit Cobblers programme. Nic joined our Fit Cobblers programme back in October 2020 in a bid to change his life for the better.
Nic previously led a very sedentary lifestyle and worked long hours which made him unhappy and gain a substantial amount of weight. He decided that he would apply every bit of energy to the 12-week programme and see what would happen after, as a result of the support of Northampton Town FC Community Trust staff and his family, Nic has lost over 20kg. He is enjoying life better by actively spending time with his family, prioritising himself through exercising regularly, eating healthier and turning exercise into family time.
Nic says “Fit Cobblers has made a huge impact on my life, I want to pay that back and help raise funds for the Community Trust in order for them to run more programmes, supporting more people in the local community.”
Before they set off for Snowdon, they were at Sixfields for an official launch.
Wishing all of the climbers every good luck!
To sponsor the intrepid climbers, please visit justgiving.com/fundraising/claretmountaineers