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Hope House Llangollen Canal Walk

March 12 @ 12:00 PM

Ysgol Sant Dunawd

Six staff from Ysgol Sant Dunawd in Bangor-on-Dee are lacing up their walking boots and raising money for Hope House Children’s Hospice. They will participate in a 10-mile sponsored walk along the Llangollen Canal Walk.

Hope House Hospice cares for children and families in the area.

Steven Jones, Martin Wyeth, Laura Hughes, Jane Parr, Laura Thomas, and Sarah Hughes have decided to raise money at the same time as bonding outside of school. 

Teaching Assistant Laura Thomas said: “We like to get together outside work, and we are a bit of a family here. This walk has always looked really good, especially as it passes over the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. This year, we decided we would take it on as a group and raise money for such an incredible local cause. 

We are passionate about children so it felt it was fitting for us to help raise money to support local children too.”

Over £275 Raised Up To Now

The group has so far raised more than £275. They are asking anyone who wishes to sponsor the walk to visit their JustGiving page.

Fundraiser Cat Dowdeswell recently gave an assembly to the children and staff to thank them for their fundraising efforts and explain more about the charity. 

She said: “We are so touched the staff from Ysgol Sant Dunawd have decided to take on our Llangollen Canal Walk. Without the fantastic support of our local community and those participating in our events, we couldn’t be here for those seriously ill local children and their families when they need us the most.”

The Principality Building Society

The Principality Building Society are sponsors of the 12th Hope House Llangollen Canal Walk.

James Harper, Social Impact Lead at Principality, said: “We’re proud to be sponsoring this amazing walk and raising money for such an important charity. We’ve got our hiking boots ready to join the walkers on the route, and our fingers crossed for dry weather.”

The six teaching staff taking part are back row, left to right: Steven Jones, Martin Wyeth, Laura Hughes, Jane Parr, Laura Thomas, and Sarah Hughes. At the front are Grace O’Hare, Deputy Head Girl, Archie Lee, Deputy Head Boy, and Cassius Curran, Head Boy.

Walk Details

The walk starts with stunning views at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. It then follows a marshalled five miles along the canal to The Poacher’s Pocket.

After a comfort stop, everyone will return along the same route. After crossing the aqueduct for the second time, our team will welcome you home with a bespoke medal to reward you for your efforts. Don’t forget, bring a torch for the tunnels and suitable footwear.

All walkers are to park at the official Pontcysyllte Car Park on Tower Hill, (LL14 3SG). It is £3 for all-day parking.

Hope House Hospice And Tŷ Gobaith

Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices in Oswestry and Conwy support more than 750 local families. These families care for a terminally ill child or have had a child who has died.

It costs £7.5 million annually to run their services and 80% of this is spent on care.

Approximately two months’ income comes from statutory sources. They depend on fundraising support for the other 10 months of the year.

The hospices aim to raise an additional £2.5 million each year. They will ensure this money reaches every child, mum, dad, brother and sister who needs their help in the area.

For more information, contact Hope House/Tŷ Gobaith Communications Officer Joel Garner. Email joel.garner@hopehouse.org.uk or call 07867 273 152 during office hours.

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