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Coleg Cambria Fundraising For Hope House

by Love Wrexham Magazine
Welsh Three Peaks - Feature

A group of lecturers and staff led by Karl Jackson, Assistant Principal for the Institute of Technology at Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road site in Wrexham completed the Skye’s The Limit Challenge last month.

Welsh Three Peaks

Over recent years, they have taken on the Welsh Three Peaks and the Crazy 7 for Stepping Stones North Wales and collected more than £1,000 for the Menstrual Health Project (MHP) by completing the Cairngorm 4000s, a three-day hike across 4,000ft+ mountains in Scotland’s eastern highlands.

Karl and lecturer Paul Standring also conquered the four-day Freezing Fingers expedition in bleak, wintry conditions over the Rhinogydd mountain range in Snowdonia.

Karl during the Freezing Fingers challenge
Karl during the Freezing Fingers challenge

This time, the team is raising money for Hope House/Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices and targeting another £1,000 by overcoming their greatest adventure yet.

“We will be driving for more than 12 hours in a minibus through the night before arriving at Skye and then walking for more than three days across the island with no accommodation,” said Karl before the event. “Everything we have will be packed in 20-kilo bags on our backs – including tents, food and water – so it’s an incredibly tough challenge but one we will be ready for.”

Difficult Terrain

He added that the walk didn’t feature any markings and that the terrain would be difficult. However, they were going to train hard and prepare well. He said it was the most difficult and uncompromising task they’d ever give themselves. Karl also mentioned that they had already received donations and how grateful he and his team were for the support.

Hope House/Tŷ Gobaith area fundraiser for Wrexham Bethan Young thanked Coleg Cambria for its unwavering support over the past years: “We are so grateful to Karl and the team from Bersham Road for taking on this incredible feat up in Skye. It takes real commitment, and they are very brave,” she said. We will be thinking of them every step of the way and know they will do brilliantly.”

Bethan added: “Every penny they raise will go directly to the care and support of seriously ill local children and their families – good luck!”

Ty Gobaith
Ty Gobaith

The organisation provides vital care and support for children with life-threatening conditions. It has two hospices and 15 shops across Shropshire, Cheshire, Mid, and North Wales, helping to raise the £7.5 million needed to fund care for every child in need.

Family of Volunteers

Click here to sponsor Karl and the team. If you would like to join their family of volunteers, visit hopehouse.org.uk/volunteer or call the retail team on 01691 672 607.

Visit hopehouse.org.uk for the latest news and information from Hope House/Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices.

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