Welsh Three Peaks – Llangefni Team Take Up the Challenge
Our Site teams always support fundraising campaigns, the Macmillan Coffee Morning and Children in Need charities are particularly popular ones. However, when our colleague Brian suffered a heart attack last New Year’s Eve the team decided to get together to raise money for the British Heart Foundation who had supported Brian and his family through that difficult period.
They decided they would like to attempt to complete the Welsh Three Peaks, Pen y Fan, Cadair Idris and Snowdon, in less than twenty-four hours!
They left the Llangefni Link Road site on Friday afternoon, 15th September, and after a pitstop at Builth Wells started their trek up Pen y Fan, in the Brecon Beacons. Conditions were not favourable with low cloud and mist hampering progress at times however that did not discourage the team from completing the hike.
With Pen y Fan successfully completed the team boarded the site mini buses to travel to Dolgellau, home of the more difficult Cadair Idris. Despite being only the ninth tallest mountain in Wales, at 893m (2,930ft) the team felt Cadair Idris was possibly the most challenging, particularly as it was well past midnight when they began their ascent. Despite the continual rain and fog, the team persevered, and all completed this element of the challenge safely.
With the last leg in sight and the weather improving slightly the team moved on to attempt Snowdon. At 1,085m (3,560ft) Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England and very popular with walkers. Despite being tired the team were inspired to reach the top knowing that Brian would be there to meet them, having travelled up by train!
Everyone who took part in the challenge is extremely grateful for all the support they have received and at the last count £2,950 had been raised for this excellent and deserving cause, although monies are still coming in.
Donations can be made by visiting the Just Giving site: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/AGCWelshThreePeaks