A GROUP of Somerset care workers scaled the tallest peak in England and Wales - raising £1,500 in the process.

The central support team for Frome Nursing Home climbed Snowdon in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, which works to raise awareness of the condition.

Part of the Evolve Care Group, based in Bristol, the team also supports six other care and nursing homes across the south west and took on the climb during World Alzheimer’s Month, which runs in September.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that has touched many of the Evolve family and the whole team were delighted to be able to pledge themselves to this important cause, a spokesperson said.

The Alzheimer’s Society estimate that there are over 850,000 currently living with a dementia in the UK.

Josh De Witt, a member of the central support team at Evolve, shared why supporting the Alzheimer’s Society had resonated so strongly within the climbing group.

“Alzheimer’s and Dementia awareness is a cause that is close to the hearts of everyone at Evolve Care Group," he said.

"Every day we see people living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and are in awe of how the whole team at Frome Nursing Home connect, care for and love those who live with us.

"We’re delighted that we could play a part in supporting the wider Dementia community.”

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ON TOP OF THE WORLD: The group atop Snowdon

The team left Bristol at 6.30am on Saturday morning (September 19) and travelled for five hours to reach Snowdonia National Park.

It took the group just under three hours to reach the peak, where the team celebrated with a glass of bubbly to mark the achievement.

“I don’t think it was easy for anyone by any stretch of the imagination, there were times we really came together to support each other through the tougher moments of the climb," said Josh, one of the climbers.

"We were all so proud that it was a challenge we could overcome collectively."

Frome Nursing Home was joined in partnership in the climb by Challenge Alarms, Safe Working Lifts, Gompels, Savona, DCC Dolphin and Bidfood, whose generosity and goodwill supported the group throughout.

“We want to say a huge wholehearted thank you to our sponsors who have generously supported our cause and have become a partner in our climb, we are delighted they could join us for our journey in raising awareness and donations for Alzheimer’s Society,” Josh added.

You can still donate to the Alzheimer’s Society in support of the climb by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/evolve-care-group-snowdon.