Hope House trek to raise £30k

By Jonny Drury | Oswestry | News | Published:

A hospice is hoping a trek to the summit of Snowdon by 300 walkers will raise £30,000.

Ty Gobaith fundraisers Hannah Penney and Amanda Jones greet Alan and Sioned Jones plus Anthony Jones from Sional Promotional Merchandising

Supporters of Hope House, which is bases in Oswestry and the Conwy Valley, will make the trek on July 1 to raise funds to provide care and support to life limited children and their families.

Organisers of the event are hoping to recruit around 300 walkers to raise at least £30,000, to help towards the running costs of the charity.

Each walker, who has to pledge to raise £100 each, will be provided with a free T-shirt, supplied by merchandising company Sional, which will be sending its own team to the top of Snowdon to help with the fundraising.

All those completing the nine mile trek along the Llanberis Trail will also get a medal plus hot soup and roll. Experienced mountain guides will be along the route and at the check in points to ensure everybody stays safe.

Hope House fund-raiser Amanda Jones, who is working with event organisers EightPointTwo Adventure, said: “This is the first time that we have taken on a challenge such as the Snowdon Trek and I am thrilled that we are already seeing a great deal of interest from our supporters.

“The route will follow the Llanberis Trail, which is one of the most popular routes to the summit of the mountain, with breath taking views of the Snowdonia National Park plus Anglesey and the Irish Sea in the distance.

“Obviously, there are some problems over accessibility as this is a tough trek, but we will try as hard as we can to ensure that everybody who wants to take part, can. The minimum age is 14 and anybody under 18 has to be accompanied by an adult.

“We are hoping that one or two of our patrons will also join us on the day, but that’s not yet confirmed as they have such busy diaries.


“I was delighted when Sional agreed to be our headline sponsor and to supply all the branded T shirts for free, which was a great saving for us.

“We constantly organise a wide variety of events to help ensure that there is money in the pot to keep our hospices going, as we receive just one month's funding from statutory bodies."

Llanfairfechan merchandising products company Sional has also made Hope House Tŷ Gobaith its charity of the year.

Sional co-founder Sioned Jones said: “Before my husband Alan and I set up the company, I worked as a nursing assistant at Tŷ Gobaith along with my sister Pamela so I know what a fantastic place it is.

“I think it was the best job I ever had because it let me see how good they are to the children and their parents. It has such a happy atmosphere and is also very inspirational.

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.


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