A teacher from the Moorlands is set to embark on an expedition to the highest mountain in the Alps. Lyam Atterbury, who lives in Cheadle, will be taking on the Mont Blanc challenge next year, all in aid of inspiring his school children, as well as raising cash for two charities.
A teacher from the Moorlands is set to embark on an expedition to the highest mountain in the Alps.
Lyam Atterbury, who lives in Cheadle, will be taking on the Mont Blanc challenge next year, all in aid of inspiring his school children, as well as raising cash for two charities.
Lyam, who works in Nottinghamshire, said: “I am looking to help fundraise to help with the costs for an expedition to Mont Blanc in 2022.
“I am a school teacher and I hope this expedition will be able to inspire pupils to achieve whatever they can.
“I am an Outdoor Education Instructor located near Newark, Nottinghamshire, and I work with students with Special Education Needs.
“I believe that if the students see a member of staff complete an awesome challenge like this it will inspire them and show that they can achieve whatever they want to achieve.”
After leaving Cheadle High School in 2011, Lyam went on to visit Malawi in Africa to carry out charity work as well as work at Golden Slipper Camp in Pennsylvania in America.
Now, Lyam is appealing for donations to help him tackle his next self-set challenge of trekking up Mont Blanc.
He said: “This will be my first high altitude mountain and I hope it will lead me into doing some more challenging mountains/challenges, I believe that this inspires people from the local area to push themselves beyond their limits and strive for success.
“The donations support will be able to help me to climb the mountain and pay for all of my kit and expedition expenses that I might not be able to afford otherwise.
“I will be using the donations to pay for equipment and any potential costs for the expedition.
“I will donate ten per cent of any money raised to be split between the Buxton Mountain Rescue team and Golden Slipper Camp.
“Both of these charities mean something to myself personally and will help countless others to live a full life.
“Any further money raised will either be donated to the two charities or be used to help fund another expedition in 2023 in order to raise money for the same charities.”
Lyam is being supported by the Hillside Community Gym with training sessions and use of their gym facilities.
Anyone wishing to donate to Lyam’s cause, can do so by going online to: https://gofund.me/180b7675.
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