‘I’m taking on Sunrise on Snowdon for my brother and for Paces – here’s why’

When Katy Mitchell heard that Paces were organising a ‘Sunrise on Snowdon’ event, she knew immediately that this was the challenge for her.

Katy’s 19-year-old brother Jack, has been coming to Paces since he was just 6 months old and Paces has become part of their family. Jack has Cerebral Palsy which affects both his arms and legs, and to communicate he uses an Eye Gaze.

Jack is so passionate about fundraising for a new school and wanted to do something to help. Throughout lockdown, he spent the majority of his time in his special man-shed making the most beautiful wooden clocks, cactus pots, candle holders and much more. To date, Jack has raised the phenomenal amount of £5,000 and his fundraising for a ‘New Home for Paces’ continues.

Katy said:

“Our whole family have received so much support from the team at Paces and we have so much trust in the way that they care for Jack and his friends.

“We simply couldn’t be where we are as a family without their support. Jack coming to Paces means that I can be a sister again, rather than a carer and I have decided to take on the Sunrise on Snowdon Challenge as my way of giving something back”.

Jack’s dad, Ian Mitchell, said:

From him being a baby they knew Paces was the best place for him and wouldn’t think of him going anywhere else. I wish Katy all the luck in the world as she takes on the Snowdon challenge and I’m so proud of her and everyone taking part”.

If you would like to join Katy and #TeamPaces as they climb Snowdon through the night in time to watch the sunrise at the summit please get in touch >>