Wolves Wags conquer Ben Nevis for charity
Helen Skelton, the adventurous Cumbrian-born Blue Peter presenter, and her fellow Wolves wives and girlfriends conquered Ben Nevis in the searing Scottish heat last weekend.
Helen along with Wolves' Vicky Scott, Vicky Hall, Helen Lomax, Katie Hewitt and Kerry Grix joined 61 of their fellow wives and girlfriends of players of the Super League to climb up the UK's highest peak, standing at 1,344m tall, to raise money for charities Life for a Kid and the Ear Trust.
With temperatures souring to 38 degrees at the summit, the prior training and support from their professional sporting partners certainly paid dividends as the ladies showed brilliant tenacity and determination in reaching the peak.
The Life for a Kid charity is the brainchild of Lisa Yeaman, wife of Hull player Kirk Yeaman, which helps to raise money for children who require life changing operations and equipment to lead a better life; and also the Ear Trust charity, which helps to support families and children who are born profoundly deaf, a cause close to the hearts of Garreth Carvell and wife Vicki Scott.
With the help of Super League partner Foxy Bingo sponsoring and supporting the ladies on their way, along with many other kind donations, the charities have managed to raise an impressive total upwards of £20,000.
Helen Skelton described the highs and lows of the day. "There have been a few tears and tantrums along the way on what was a very difficult climb in the heat, but I am so proud of all the girls. It's a great achievement and a great way to meet other girls within the sport of the Super League"
For further information on Foxy Bingo and to see the highlights video of the climb with in-depth interviews, please visit: www.foxybingo.com/superleague
23, Jul, 2013