Mum-of-two from Clayhall raises £1,300 for disadvantaged young women in latest charity challenge

Ramneek Sohal in the Lake District during her challenge. [Picture: Plan UK]

Ramneek Sohal in the Lake District during her challenge. [Picture: Plan UK] - Credit: Archant

A mum-of-two who conquered her fear of heights when she took on the Great Wall of China has raised more than £1,000 from her latest fundraising challenge.

Ramneek Sohal, who climbed peaks in the Lake District for seven hours to raise money for charity Plan UK. [Picture...

Ramneek Sohal, who climbed peaks in the Lake District for seven hours to raise money for charity Plan UK. [Picture: Ramneek Sohal] - Credit: Archant

Ramneek Sohal, 36, tackled some of the toughest peaks in the Lake District for charity Plan UK, climbing for more than seven hours.

Her efforts have bagged the organisation £1,300 for its Girls Fund, which supports millions of the world’s poorest young women.

Ramneek, from Clayhall, said: “It was really tough; it was much harder than I thought it was going to be. But it was my first mountain trek so I’m glad I gave it a go.

“I really enjoyed the experience and the support has been absolutely amazing. My family were really proud of me.”


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Ramneek’s passion for charity challenges began in 2005 when she decided to walk along the Great Wall of China for Plan UK.

She said: “I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone because I was slightly scared of heights and I had never been to China so it was an opportunity to see part of the country.

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“It was a challenge, I had to train for about six months for it, but when I did it I felt a great sense of achievement and conquered my fear of heights.

“I sailed through that challenge but the peaks were much harder. It was maybe a bit too much of a challenge for me.”

Ramneek, who made an impressive £7,300 in sponsorship from her first trek, has since completed sponsored runs and walks to continue her charity efforts.

After taking on a 5k run in October, she will look ahead to her next trek.

She said: “I am hoping to do another longer challenge at the beginning of next year. Maybe somewhere like South America, just somewhere I haven’t been.”

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