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Walkers Raise Thousands For Children’s Hospice

by Love Wrexham Magazine

Hundreds of walkers took on the 10-mile Llangollen Canal Walk, raising a massive £18,000 for Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospice.

The walk started at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on Sunday, 24th March. Hikers strode across the world-famous aqueduct and along the canal all the way to The Poachers pub at Chirk for refreshments before heading back to receive their special medals.

The event was sponsored by the Principality Building Society. There was a team of volunteer marshals on the day from the Llangollen, Wrexham and Erddig Rotary Clubs.

Vicky Bradbeer, a fundraiser, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our amazing supporters who have joined us on our Walk. We have raised £18,000 so far, and more money is still coming in.

“This money will support seriously ill local children and their families. Without this fantastic support, we simply wouldn’t be able to be here for those who need us the most.

Thank you also to our team of volunteers and Principality Building Society, who have helped make this a great event.”

James Harper, Social Impact Manager at Principality Building Society, said: “We were delighted to sponsor the Canal Walk for a second year.

“It was wonderful to welcome all of the Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith supporters. We cannot thank them enough for their support.”

If you have been inspired to take part in an event or fundraiser for the charity, visit hopehouse.org.uk.

LVL5 Gym Team Up With Hope House

The team from a new Llandudno health facility have teamed up with a local children’s hospice charity for an unforgettable event.

LVL 5 have joined forces with Hope House Tŷ Gobaith to become the headline sponsor of the charity’s fundraising this summer.

Setting off from the picturesque village of Llanberis on the afternoon of Saturday, 27th July. Hikers will be guided by mountain leaders to the 1,085m summit of Yr Wyddfa, Wales’ highest mountain. With plenty of time to enjoy the breath-taking sunset over the Eryri range and towards the coast.

Speaking for LVL 5, co-owners Rich Blake and Siôn Pritchard said, “We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the hospice and are also very proud to be sponsoring this great active event.

LVL 5 and Hope House Children's hospice

Give Back to the Community

“Hope House Tŷ Gobaith fits perfectly with our values. We feel it is important to give back to the community. Especially as none of us ever know when we may be touched by the vital services they provide.

“Hiking is a great way for people to kick-start or motivate their fitness journey and spend time with friends and loved ones.

“Leading up to the event we will be offering special training classes to everybody who signs up. Please join us and help make a real difference to local families.”

For a £25 sign-up fee and a commitment to raise a minimum of £100. Participants will be led by experienced staff, have the opportunity to capture magical photos, and enjoy hot pizza on return. As well as secure a bespoke medal and goody bag with commemorative Buff.

Hope House Tŷ Gobaith fundraiser Andy Everley said: “On the 27th July, we look forward to scaling Yr Wyddfa to see the sunset over the glorious Eryri mountain range.

“With generous support, we march not just towards the summit but towards brighter futures for the 750 families we support.

“LVL 5’s kindness guarantees that every penny raised will directly contribute to our care, respite and bereavement support services.”

To sign up and find out more, log on to hopehouse.org.uk/Event/sunset or call the fundraising team at (01492) 596581.

Learn more about LVL 5 at lvl5gyms.com/. Finally, to keep up to date with the community, click here.

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