A team of 23 fundraisers conquered the Welsh 3 Peaks last weekend to raise funds to support young carers. So far over £2000 has been raised to give carers aged 7- 19 years a break as an unpaid carer.
The group of hikers, including staff and friends from the charity’s Bolton headquarters, set off at 6.30am last Saturday to complete Pen y Fan, the third highest mountain in Wales, followed by Cadair Idris the second highest. After a night in a bunkhouse, the team then successfully tackled Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon. The group were treated to the most amazing views when the cloud lifted whilst they were at the top.
The challenge includes a total walking distance of 17 miles (27.4km) and an ascent of around 1500 metres (4920ft).
The charity’s CEO Paul Parlby, who is a fully trained mountain leader and ledthe expedition said:
“We have had an incredible weekend, the weather was in our favour and I would like to thank everyone who has taken part. This was not for the feint hearted but we all had a fantastic and memorable weekend”
All funds raised will boost the charity’s ‘Who Cares About Me campaign?’ which aims to provide young carers with a much needed break from their caring responsibilities. Fundraisers for Carers Trust in Greater Manchester are looking to raise £10,000 to provide children as young as seven years old, who are carers, with a weekend break, time to relax and have fun whilst Carers Trust experts step in to look after their loved ones for them.
“It’s not too late to support the Carers Trust in Greater Manchester Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge team. Visit their Just giving page.”