Sponsored Snowdon Climb
- Created on Friday, 24 October 2014
Picture of Iona from 'A Muslim at Bishop's House'
Our friend Qaisra Khan is climbing Snowdon to raise funds for the Forum. You can read about Qaisra's last Christian-Muslim experience here - 'A Muslim at Bishop's House'.
'I hope to climb Snowdon the highest mountain in Wales and raise money for the Christian Muslim Forum. Thank you for supporting me and the Forum: your donation will enable it to continue its valuable work.in encouraging friendships between people of different faiths and showing that faith is a resource for peace, conflict resolution, understanding and the valuing of all human beings. For more information please visit: www.christianmuslimforum.org, follow on Twitter @chrismusforum or join in the conversation on Facebook.
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It is located in Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, and has been described as "probably the busiest mountain in Britain". It is designated as a national nature reserve for its rare flora and fauna.
The rocks that form Snowdon were produced by volcanoes in the Ordovician period, and the massif has been extensively sculpted by glaciation, forming the pyramidal peak of Snowdon and the arêtes of Crib Goch and Y Lliwedd. The cliff faces on Snowdon, including Clogwyn Du'r Arddu, are significant for rock climbing, and the mountain was used by Edmund Hillary in training for the 1953 ascent of Mount Everest.
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.'
You can sponsor Qaisra here, her last sponsored event raised nearly £1000 for Sunshine International Trust. This is the third sponsored event for the Forum this year:
- Bishop Paul Hendricks, Co-Chair, 'Roman Pilgrim', see reports of the walk on Twitter here #RomanPilgrim.
- Julian Bond, Director, 'Pedalling Pilgrim 2', see reports of the ride on Twitter here #pedallingpilgrim.
More about Qaisra:
Qaisra Khan is an experienced public sector professional who has performed a number of roles ranging from local councillor, social services inspector to care co-ordinator. She has worked as Spiritual and Cultural Care Coordinator at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, as a visiting lecturer at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham for over 10 years, lectured on the University of Greenwich Dark Empire course for three years and gave a session on mental health awareness for the Muslim Spiritual Care Provision in the NHS; a project of the Muslim Council of Britain.
Qaisra’s Education includes MA in Islamic Cultures and Societies: School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London and BA (Joint Honours) History and Archaeology St David’s University College, University of Wales. The BA involved a year on Christian Theology.
Publications include contributions to the Runnymede Trust journal, Life in the Day a recovery Journal by Pavillion and “MCT” magazine for Multicultural teaching. Qaisra has also been editor of the College of Healthcare Chaplain’s mental Health newsletter.