Oswestry-based Aico, the Market Leader in Home Life Safety, are no strangers to fundraising challenges, already looking to 2023 when they will take on the Snowdon Sunrise Trek Challenge in support of local charity, The Movement Centre.

On Wednesday June 28th 2023, over 50 Aico colleagues from Aico and HomeLINK will set off from their headquarters in Oswestry, travelling through the night and beginning their mountain ascent at 2am. The team will reach the summit of the largest mountain in Wales in time for the sun to rise, all to raise vital funds for one of their long-term local charity partners. The journey will be carried out in the complete darkness of night and will see the team travel nine miles and ascend 3,199 feet.

The Movement Centre, a UK charity and specialist treatment centre, helps children who have Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome or other diagnosis to achieve new skills through increased strength and control of their movement. They do this through the use of Targeted Training, a specialist therapy that is currently only provided by The Movement Centre, within the UK. Aico have a longstanding relationship with The Movement Centre, showing continued support through fundraising activities and donations, organised as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Aico in the Community.

The Movement Centre’s Fundraising and Marketing Officer, Curtis Langley is excited for the challenge, adding “At The Movement Centre, we are always trying to create new fundraising initiatives, and our latest is the Snowdon Sunrise Trek Challenge. Having met with the team at Sky Blue Adventures, I knew this was going to be our next new event, and it is all set to launch in 2023. After reaching out to a few corporate partners and individual fundraisers, I was amazed with the positive response, and really pleased to have the support of Aico, with over 50 signing up.

The response has been that great, not only from Aico, but other local businesses too, we may have to put two events on in 2023 to keep up with demand, which will raise vital funds for The Movement Centre, and the families who attend. Snowdon can be a difficult walk to complete at the best of times but to complete it at night brings new challenges. A huge thank you to all Aico and HomeLINK colleagues for stepping up to the Snowdon Sunrise Trek. Bring on June 2023!”.

Jane Pritchard, Aico’s Community Liaison commented “The Movement Centre is an amazing local charity, very close to our hearts and we are always excited to look at new ways in which we can fundraise and support them. We were delighted when Curtis approached us to see if we would be interested in a Snowdon Sunrise Trek next summer. Having almost 60 Aico and HomeLINK colleagues signing up for the challenge is fantastic! We just need to all start training hard now and focus on reaching our fundraising target.”.

To find out more about The Movement Centre and the work they carry out, please visit: www.the-movement-centre.co.uk

To find out more and to donate, please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tmcaicohomelinksnowdontrek