Meningitis Now Safety Team volunteer Cathy Hargreaves

My advice would be to start training early, don't put it off

Cathy Hargreaves

Safety Crew

Introducing Meningitis Now Safety Team member Cathy Hargreaves

Day job – HR Business Partner.

What is the best part of being a Safety Team member? - There are many favourite parts to being a part of the safety team; being out in the mountains whatever the weather; helping to support and encourage participants to overcome any obstacles to complete their personal challenge and of course, working with the rest of the team.

I dislike it when - my only pair of gloves are soaking wet on a freezing cold day!

I like it when - I can pause and take it all in.

Best piece of advice to someone starting their training? My advice would be to start training early, don't put it off and once you've started, have regular time put aside for training.  Don't skip it.  The benefits of preparation are amazing.  You will enjoy it so much more if you know that you've prepared.

Our UK treks and challenges couldn’t go ahead without our invaluable safety team and qualified mountain leaders. Each and every one of them retain expert knowledge, understanding and a passion for outdoor pursuits and the mountains we climb. They are on hand to ensure the wellbeing of our participants, navigating them through each trek safely and providing words of encouragement to help everyone complete their challenge.