Matterhorn Walkers raise over £7,500 for Children’s Hospice
Last weekend, members of staff from Convey Law and Monmouth RFC undertook the Welsh Three Peak Challenge in support of the Matterhorn Challenge and the Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice.
They scaled the highest peaks in North, Mid and South Wales, all within 17 hours! Walking a total distance of 20.35 miles, whilst making a total ascent of 9,397ft (2,864m), the 8 intrepid walkers started climbing Snowdon at 4:30am and finished at Pen Y Fan in Brecon at 9pm!! It rained all day and the visibility was terrible, but they had a great time!!
Lloyd Davies, Chairman of Monmouth RFC and Operations Director for the Conveyancing Association, who are sponsoring the Matterhorn Challenge, commented:
“We managed to raise a staggering £7,619.69 for the Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice, including gift aid, Convey Law sponsorship and donations. Everyone worked really hard on the fundraising, with the patients from Teeth for Life dental practice and members of Monmouth RFC each donating well in excess of £1,000.
“It was a really tough challenge, especially with the wet weather and with visibility so poor, but spirits were high and everyone battled on and enjoyed the day.
“We look forward to the next Challenge this weekend and the Onesie Ty Hafan Cardiff walkers, who are walking around Cardiff to raise money for Ty Hafan. We anticipate that their fundraising will take the Matterhorn Challenge fundraising total to over £10,000 next week!!”