Grantham couple to tackle climb for fertility charity

Lucy Sleight and Ayrton Harte will climb Mount Snowdon together for fertility charity.

Lucy Sleight and Ayrton Harte will climb Mount Snowdon together for fertility charity.

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A Grantham couple will climb the highest mountain in Wales in April to raise money for a charity close to their hearts.

Lucy Sleight and Ayrton Harte are preparing to climb Mount Snowdon in aid of Fertility Network UK.

Lucy, 29, explained: “I have been diagnosed with a condition called hydrosalpinx. This condition means that my fallopian tubes are blocked, therefore my chances of conceiving naturally are very low. It is highly likely that should I wish to start a family I will need to seek IVF treatment.

“I have struggled with the impact this will have on the life I always thought I would lead and have struggled to discuss or acknowledge my diagnosis. However, with the help of family, friends and the knowledge that charities and organisations like Fertility Network are there to assist has helped me accept it. I am now ready to move on and deal with anything that might be thrown at me when the time comes.”

Climbing Snowdon will be a first for Lucy, but she will be well supported by Ayrton, 30, as he has completed the chalenge several times.

Lucy called it “a new adventure” and said: “Having never done anything like this before it will be a bit of a challenge!”

Fertility Network UK offers both practical and emotional support to couples facing infertility.

“By donating to Fertility Network UK we are all able to assist a little in the help and support that is offered to people like myself and many others,” added Lucy.

To sponsor brave Lucy, visit her JustGiving page at tinyurl.com/sleightharte