1874 Extreme Ironing Challenge
Thu 3rd August 2017 | 1874 Northwich | By Steve Richardson
A group of supporters from 1874 Northwich FC climbed Mount Snowdon last Sunday - with an extra piece of luggage.
The trip up to the summit of the mountain was to raise funds in support of St Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice. That in itself is a challenge enough, however on this occasion they had an extra piece of luggage, a full size ironing board and iron.
The climb was the culmination of a number of events in the 1874 Extreme Ironing Challenge, where supporters have carried an ironing board and an iron while taking part in a variety of appearances.
Luckily the weather was kinder than had been forecast and the five walkers set off from Llanberis to climb up to the Snowdon summit on a dry and bright morning and were rewarded by excellent views during the ascent.
On reaching the summit, now enveloped in cloud and buffeted by strong winds, the team from 1874 symbolically ironed an 1874 Northwich football shirt.
The 1874 Extreme Ironing Challenge is the first of this season's events in support of St Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice and the club are hoping to exceed the £3300 that they raised for the charity last year.
The five are pictured below at the summit.
Donations to the challenge can still be made at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/1874ironingboardchallenge
Pictured left to right are: Roger Brooks, Steve Richardson, Catherine Darby, John Coats, Maggie Coats.