Courageous climber Deborah to scale French mountain to raise money for charity

Deborah Jones is preparing to climb the Le Brevent mountain in France for the Yellow Ball Foundation

Deborah Jones is preparing to climb the Le Brevent mountain in France for the Yellow Ball Foundation. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A daredevil fundraiser is to scale the heights of one of France’s tallest peaks next month – all in the name of charity.

Deborah Jones, who is manager of the Maltings in Ely, is to head to the Alps on May 20 to climb Le Brevent, which stands at a whopping 2,525 metres above sea level.

She is embarking on the courageous climb to raise money for the Yellow Ball Foundation, which offers children and their families the support, education and social tools they need to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

Ms Jones is to climb the snow-topped mountain alongside a team from Fit For Sport, and is raring to go.

She said: “Smaller charities can sometimes be overlooked and I’m passionate about children and giving underprivileged families the same opportunities to socialise and have fun.

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“I climbed Ben Nevis in Scotland two years ago for charity and that was hard enough – but this one’s twice the height!”

Deborah is aiming to raise £550 for the charity, and is only £60 away from reaching her goal despite the climb being over a month away.

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She said: “Any pennies that people can spare towards this fab charity really will help spur me on to reach the top – and get back down – in one piece.”

For more information on the Yellow Ball Foundation or to donate, visit

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