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Hope House August 2023

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Hope House August 2023

Hikers from Wrexham have raised more than £6,000 to support Hope House and the seriously ill children in their local area.

Clwyd Compounders

The team of 13, who work together at Clwyd Compounders Ltd and are part of the walking group “Clwyd Climbers”, recently conquered the national Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices.

One of the hikers, Chris Davies, said “This is the first time any of us have tackled a challenge this big.

“We felt strongly we should do this to raise money for Hope House. Most of us are parents and it’s a cause that’s very close to us.”

The challenge saw the group tackle a 23-mile hike up and down Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, which they completed in a record time of 22 hours and 30 minutes.

“It Warms Our Hearts”

Chris continued: “It warms our hearts that we can raise money for such a great local charity. The feeling is just fantastic being able to do our bit and present a cheque to help local children and families.

“We all agree that this is the start of something and we want to do even more in the future and continue to raise money to help the children.”

Hope House fundraiser, Cat Dowdeswell, said: “The Clwyd Climbers team are absolutely incredible.

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A Seriously Tough Challenge

The Three Peaks is a seriously tough challenge to complete and doing it within 24 hours is an added pressure. We invited some of the team to come to Hope House before the challenge to see first-hand the impact their steps will make on local families and we were really taken with their commitment to help.

Over 69 families within Wrexham come to Hope House for respite care and end-of-life support. Our care team rely on our local community to step up and raise funds so that every child with a life-threatening condition receives the help they so desperately need.

We cannot thank the team enough for wanting to put themselves through such a feat and look forward to welcoming the full team to the hospice in due course. Hats off to Chris, Craig, Chris, Carl, Morgan, Gavin, Cameron, Declan, Ieuan, Geraint, Gareth, Ruwan and Ian for raising so much money for our wonderful hospices.”

If you want to find out how your business can support Hope House Children’s Hospices, please contact hopehouse.org.uk/corporate.

London to Paris Cycle Challenge for Hope House Children’s Hospices

An ambitious cyclist from Wrexham tackled a major challenge as he cycled over 315 miles from London to Paris to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices.

“This Remarkable Charity”

Dad-of-two Tristan Hird first set himself the challenge after taking up cycling as a new hobby during lockdown. 

“Throughout lockdown, I really got into cycling with a neighbour of mine. Since then, we decided to push ourselves and our training further and take on a challenge in aid of something. That’s when I decided to do this to support Hope House,” he said.

“As a dad to two girls, I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to find myself in a situation where I would need the services of this remarkable charity, but the work they do to help those in need is truly amazing,” he said.

He cycled 315 miles over a gruelling four-day route completely self-funded. 

Tristan Hird
Tristan Hird

So Grateful

“I want to raise as much as I can through this challenge, with every single penny going to Hope House,” he said.

Hope House fundraiser, Vicky Bradbeer, said: “We are so grateful to Tristan for taking on this great challenge to help us raise funds to support every child and family who needs us.

“We need to raise £7.5 million every year to make sure we are here for those who need us, and without the great support our community and from people like Tristan, we wouldn’t be able to.

“We wish Tristan the best of luck!”

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