The Master of Paviors, Ian Lumsden, has chosen ‘the family’ as his theme for the year. As such, the Lumsden family were determined to mark the year with a family-based fundraising scheme. As a result, they have undertaken ‘The Lumsden One-Peak Challenge’. All seven family members, ranging in age from 10 to slightly older(!), decided to climb Mt Snowdon to raise funds for the Paviors’ charities and for the Master’s two chosen charities this year, the RNLI and War Child. ​

The climb was undertaken in the middle of August – and they made it! On a very hot and sunny day, the seven Lumsdens set out at 11.30am to clamber up the Miners’ Track and stumble back down the Pyg Track of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). Some of the family scampered up and down (even with heavy back-packs), whilst others made it in a rather more sedate manner – but, perhaps, feeling they had achieved more! After an hour at the top and some well-earned refreshments, they arrived back at the Pen y Pass car park at 6.30pm, all very glad to be down and most proud of what they had achieved.

The challenge has, so far, raised in excess of £4,500 to donate to the many good causes, including Paviors’ own London Highways Academy that is producing such wonderful results. It is not too late to contribute so, if you wish to, please click here to access the Master’s Just Giving page to donate direct or, alternatively, send a cheque made payable to the ‘Paviors Company Livery Trust for Charities’ to the Clerk (details below). ​