Sheerness Electrician Takes Up the “Light Up the Mission” Initiative Paying Tribute to Mountain Rescue Team

Published 10/07/2023, 8:05 AM EDT

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Passion always finds a way even after fulfilling professional duties and personal obligations. A dedicated electrician from Sheerness, Keith Jones has transformed his enthusiasm towards the hiking sport turning it into something substantial and notable. 

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The travel enthusiast has taken out his time from his busy schedule of working as an electrician and has dedicated himself to a creative initiative known as “Light Up the Mountains”. Let us delve into this article to find out more about the challenge. 

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The 42-year-old electrician has dedicated himself to the charitable mission, “Light Up the Mountains” which aims at raising a fund amounting to £10,000 in support of the charitable organization, Mountain Rescue England and Wales. The fundraising program is spread across a vast area and is scheduled to take place on October 7 at 5:30 p.m.

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In an interview with Kent Online, Keith expressed his motive behind taking up the initiative, “I’m always encouraging people to go climbing and obviously if those people get in trouble it is Mountain Rescue who save them so we wanted to give something back to them.”

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Set to take place in all three locations at the same time, the program will be covering Catbells in the Lake District, Great Ridge, Mam Tor in the Peak District, and Pen Y Fan in Wales.

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A grateful gesture through an illuminating tribute

The name of the initiative has close links with the demonstration the charitable event promises to provide. Keith has come forward to honor the aid Mountain rescue teams provide whenever a climber is in distress. Therefore, as an expression of honoring the unsung heroes the participants will be ascending these peaks with the torches on the helmet turned on. 

With this move, the picturesque peaks will be adorned with glittering lights. This will be a unique initiative to honor the ones who have dedicated themselves to rescuing mountaineers. Although it is difficult to track the exact number of participants, Keith is hopeful about the initiative and is confident that the mission will draw a considerable amount of enthusiastic climbers. Till now the “Light Up the Mountains” initiative has been successful in raising £8000 bringing it nearer to its goal, aspiring for £10,000.  

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The brainchild of Keith Jones serves as evidence that the solidarity of the community is an integral part of a fundraising initiative. Through this event, the presence of the brave rescuers is highlighted encouraging them to proceed with their safety operations.  

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Soheli Tarafdar

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Soheli Tarafdar is a Viral Sports Moments writer at EssentiallySports. With a postgraduate degree from Calcutta University, her academic foundation has been a cornerstone in her journey as a writer. Specializing in literature during her studies, she embarked on a writing career that initially led her to explore academic content creation.
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