Ty Hafan

#family friday

we’re ready for the 21st annual welsh3peaks challenge!

It’s that time of year! Over 270 incredible fundraisers are on their way to north Wales and will spend their afternoon stocking up on carbs and getting their kit in place ready for the 4.00am hike up Snowdon… and that’s just the first peak.

Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen-y-Fan, 20.35 miles and a 9,397 ft ascent in under 15 hours — not a challenge for the faint-hearted!

This year, we’re delighted that 55 teams will be heading up north to take part in the epic challenge to raise £50,000 for Tŷ Hafan.

The Welsh3Peaks challenge is one of the key events in our annual events calendar, having raised over £1.7million since the first event in 1998. The event alone has been vital in providing lifeline services to children and their families over the years — and we’re so grateful to everyone who has taken part.

Tomorrow, participants from across the country and of all abilities will be taking part, even those who have no previous hiking experience. Teams include people who have close links to Tŷ Hafan, like Scarlett’s Army, who will be walking in memory of Scarlett Thomas who sadly died just last year, teams who just want to challenge themselves for a good cause, and also, for the first ever time, the Managing Director of GE Aviation Wales, Nick Blakeney, will be taking on the challenge!

Since the very first event, 21 years ago, GE Aviation Wales has been our headline sponsor. Not only has GE supported us every step of the way in terms of logistics and putting on the event, but volunteers from GE always come forward to marshal at each peak to keep the walkers motivated and safe.

So, to all of those taking part in the challenge tomorrow GOOD LUCK and a huge thank-you for your fundraising efforts!!

(Let’s pray for some views like this…)

We’d also like to say thank you to the following organisations, who all make this annual event possible:

-Just Perfect Catering (providing hot food at the Pen-y-Fan base camp since 2012)
-Princes Gate (water sponsor) Peter Lynn and Partners Solicitors (t-shirt sponsors)
-Asda, Morrisons, Talgarth Bakery, Unilever, Welsh Hills Bakery and Taylor’s Welsh Crisps (goody bag sponsors)