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Team effort will help former nurse climb Mount Snowdon in her wheelchair

A wheelchair user from Cambridge is aiming to get to the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales to raise money for a spinal cord injury charity.

Rosie Tween, a former nurse at Addenbrooke's in Cambridge, had a rare spinal stroke in 2013.

Four years on, she and her support team of 16 people - which includes her two daughters - will be climbing the 3,500ft summit in July.

They are doing it for the charity Back Up - which supported Rosie following her stroke.

"I've been in a wheelchair just over four years. It was tough to begin with but I had a lot of support from friends and a charity called Back Up.

"Through them I realised life just carries on in a wheelchair. You can still do lots of exciting things."

– Rosie Tween, wheelchair user.
The team training at Castle Mound in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The team has been training at Castle Mound in Cambridge, helping Rosie up and down the steep slope.

The 60-year-old's wheelchair has had to be specially adapted to deal with the climb - but since it is the only one she has, the changes need to be easily reversed so she can carry on with normal life.

Rosie's daughters Eve and Beth will be among those joining her.

"It's such an incredible achievement to get up Mount Snowdon in a wheelchair without the use of her legs and with such a wonderful team to do it with as well.

"I'm really excited to do it. It's such a great thing to do with my mum."

– Eve Whitley, Rosie's daughter.