Climbing Mountains for our Food Bank

A short interview with Rory Mountford Lisle who is raising money for the St Ann’s and Sneinton food bank this weekend.


What are you going to do exactly?
I am going to walk up my stairs 264 times, which is 3650 ft, the equivalent of Mount Snowdon. I’m really excited and looking forward to it though.

What inspired you to raise money for a food bank?
I heard of the food bank through my parents jobs. I thought it was incredible straight away. It needs some strong donations to keep going so I knew I wanted to do something.

Have you climbed Snowden before? What was it like?
I have climbed Snowdon before, all the way to the top and it was a struggle. But that was three years ago so I think I’ll get through it. The real thing is a bit more beautiful than my staircase.

It sounds pretty tiring, who will help motivate you if the going gets tough?
My parents have been supporting me the whole way until now and I’m sure they’ll stick with me. Also, some of my friends have decided to do some of it with me through a video call.

Do you have any Kendal Mint Cake to keep you going or are you more of a flapjack person?
I’m more of a flapjack kind of person as I have never really liked Kendal Mint Cake. I’m sure I’ll have some sort of healthy breakfast to pump me up though.

If someone from the government reads about what you are doing, do you have any message you would like to give them?
I would like the government to make sure every family has enough money to keep safe and eat well, especially through this period. No child should go hungry in 2020.