Siblings from Enfield raise hundreds for Palmers Green Mosque youth club with charity trek up Mount Snowdon

Enfield Independent: Mentes Tural, 12, and his sister Ferda, 13, took on the Pyg trail up Mount Snowdon during half term Mentes Tural, 12, and his sister Ferda, 13, took on the Pyg trail up Mount Snowdon during half term

A brother and sister raised hundreds of pounds for their mosque’s youth group when they took on a challenging trek up the highest peak in Wales.

Mentes Tural, 12, and his sister Ferda, 13, took the Pyg track up Mount Snowdon during half term last week.

The pair, accompanied by their father Ibrahim, raised more than £800 for the Palmers Green Mosque ‘Green Stars’ – a youth club for members aged seven to 13.

The Turals, from Landridge Drive, in Enfield Wash, were joined by the children’s cousin and uncle as they spent three hours navigating the testing route to the summit last Tuesday.

Mentes, a student at St Mary’s High School in Cheshunt, said: “It was like climbing a  set of giant stairs – our legs got very tired, but we did have a few breaks on the way.

“It was worth it though as the views at the top were amazing. It felt like a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

The pair gathered sponsorship money from friends and family, all of which will be donated to the mosque’s youth club.

Ferda said: “We didn’t think we would raise so much. Everyone was very generous. The club is something I enjoy and everyone is so nice there so it was a way of saying thankyou.”

Father Ibrahim added: “I’m really proud of them. There was a bit of trepidation from them before we got there but once we got into it, they did really well.”

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