Three Peaks

Welsh Three Peaks Challenge

Ten members of staff at NPTCBC Skills and Training took part in the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge on Saturday 3rd July 2017.

 

The three peaks walked were Snowdon via the Miners Path, Cadair Idris via the Pony Path and finally Pen Y Fan via the Pont-Ar-Daff path.

 

Nine members of staff successfully completed the challenge, starting at 4am on Snowdon, and completing Pen Y Fan at 9pm. We estimate that we covered 24 miles although it felt like 54! The challenge was to complete the three peaks in 24 hours, we managed it in 17.

The Staff who completed the walk are as follows:

 

Emma Evans               Training Advisor – Employability       

Emma Llewellyn         Training Advisor – Employability       

Callum Foster             Training Advisor - Prince's Trust       

Clair Collins                 Assistant Prince’s Trust                    

Liz Hawkins                 Training Advisor – Care                     

Phil Thomas                MIS, Finance & Admin Assistant                

Kevin Williams            Training Advisor - Employer Support

Jody North                  Receptionist                                       

Louise Hill                   Training Advisor – Sport                    

We would like to offer our thanks and appreciation to Driver and Head Chef Dean Austin, Training Advisor - Prince's Trust; without whom we

would not have been able to complete the challenge.

Fundraising links:

Memorial bench for Pearl - Click Here

 

Phil Thomas Fundraising  - Click Here

 

Clair Collins Fundraising - Click Here

        Total raised: £1450 

To date, we have raised approximately £1450 for the good causes and we eager to raise more. If you feel like you would like to donate or know more about the causes please visit the “just giving” links above. For more information about donating offline please contact us using the form below.

While we all work for NPTCBC Skills and Training, the challenge was undertaken as a group of friends, but we decided we could use the challenge to benefit others. We all had ideas to raise funds for causes that were close to us, but we also wanted to raise funds for a Memorial Bench for a friend and colleague, who has sadly passed away.

 

We were and still are raising money for different causes and charities. They are as follows:-

Emma Llewellyn has been fundraising for Katie's Trust Fund: Katie is a one year old baby who tragically lost her father, when she was just 6 months old.

Louise Hill has been fundraising for Baglan Rugby & Football Club: Money raised goes to help children who are required to purchase special goggles, which they must wear when playing Rugby.

Phil Thomas has been fundraising for the Stroke Association: A personal cause, Phil is raising money for the Stroke Association, whose aim is to provide vital services, campaign for better stroke care and to find better treatments for Stroke Survivors as well as Stroke prevention.

Clair Collins has been fundraising for OCHRE - The Oesophageal Cancer Charity: A charity that specializes in helping people with Oesophageal Cancer.

Skills and Training are fundraising for a memorial bench for Pearl Breeze, a friend and colleague to many staff at Skills and Training, amongst other departments at NPTCBC. The bench will be placed in the Community Garden at Tir Morfa Centre, with any excess funds raised, donated to a Charity chosen by Pearl's husband, Alan Breeze.