Another fantastic team fundraising event took place on 30th June 2018 in memory of Jonathan Morgan.
A team of 32, plus drivers, took on the challenge of the Welsh 3 Peaks of Snowdon in the North, Cadair Idris in mid-Wales and Pen y Fan in the South. Typically this has a walking distance of over 17 miles and an ascent of 2334 metres (7657 ft) in less than 24 hours!
Jonathan’s wife Sian describes how a small idea grew in to a fantastic fundraising event, having lots of fun, sharing and making memories, on a very hot day and collecting over £11,000 through The Charities Trust website and some direct funds to LLMF.
This isn’t the first fundraising we have done in memory of Jonathan but it is the most challenging to date!
The Welsh Three Peaks Challenge was my husband’s brother Andrew, and his wife Haulwen’s idea. We initially thought it would be a small group, but it escalated into 32 of us plus volunteer drivers.
We took on the challenge of all 3 Welsh mountains within 24 hours. It was a tough, but really great day, with a brilliant atmosphere. We had lots of laughs, and a few tears along the way too, and it definitely was a day none of us will ever forget. Our twin boys Jake and Reagan, who are 9 now, met us at the base of Pen Y Fan, along with lots of family and friends and we all to climbed the last mountain together. I know Jonathan would have loved so many of his friends and family coming together and taking on the challenge in memory of him. He would have been especially proud to have raised so much money for such a worthwhile cause in his name again.
We were both so grateful for everything Ward 11 did for us and the care they provide. We couldn’t have asked for anymore from any of them. I’ll always support the charity in any way I can.