Congratulations to all our fund raising guests

Quite a few of our guests often come stay with us when raising money for charity, usually by walking up Snowdon. Raising money for so many worthy causes, we feel it only right to celebrate their achievements and promote their charities here.

2017

Well done Michele who conquored Snowdon at the beginning of August, raising money for the ME Ramsay Research Fund (click here to donate) and the Equine Grass Sickness Fund (click here to donate) and click here to read Michele's story.

Note how different the weather is between starting the walk up Snowdon and the summit!

2016

Congratulations to Del Singh who made it to the summit of Snowdon on the 15th october despite the challenging weather in aid of Sue Ryder.

Should you wish to sponser Del, donations can be made here.

Jennifer Cannon climbed Snowdon in April hoping to raise "as much money as I can for Alzheimer's and the fight against dementia."

2015

Tracey Davies and 17 other friends will climb Snowdon in August in training for her Patagonia adventure

Tracey says "The Charity is Velindre Cancer Centre based at Whitchurch.

The reason why I am raising funds is for a cause very close to our heart. A number of very close family members in my family have received treatment from Velindre for their cancer (past and currently) and we feel Velindre have saved their lives. This is a vital life line for many people and not just adults, children too. I have the task of raising a total of £6,000.00 for a challenge I am taking part in where the proceeds will go to Velindre.

I am attempting a trek to Patagonia, along with Shane Williams and app 20 other individuals to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the Welsh Settlers. Although this will be a privilege to take part in, the trek and also a historic day as we are walking, the thoughts of my family will always be in my mind and heart. We will walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Welsh settlers arriving in South America, with a challenging 6 day trek over mountain ridges, amazing icefalls and stunning views of the snow capped Andes. We will celebrate on the exact day the historical climb up Craig Goch to the point where Cwm Hyfryd was first seen 150 years ago. This is a personal journey for me and feel I will be giving something back to Velindre for the work they do for others. "

2014

Sophie and Spencer climb the South Ridge

Congratulations to Sophie and Spencer who conquered Snowdon on the 1st June despite the murky weather in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Sophie says "We are taking on this massive challenge to raise money for the brilliant cause of Cancer Research UK. We all know several family members and friends that have sadly lost their battles to cancer."

2013

Evie aged 10 climbs Snowdon to say thank you to Poole Hospital

At 10 years old, Evie has already been through many challenges as she has faced pain and problems caused by having one kidney half the size of the other. To show her gratitude to the hospital that has helped her she has recently faced yet another challenge, taken in her stride, to climb Mount Snowdon. She is hoping to beat her brother's target so if anyone would like to show her some support, do visit her page at Just Giving to raise money for the Poole Hospital Charity.

2012

Brian Robins faces the challenge for Help for Heroes

My name is Brian Robins and I am a retired Health Inspector 65 years of age.I have been a member of Hillingdon Golf Club for over 20 years and each year the incoming Captain announces his charity for the year. Eddie Cole, Captain for 2012 chose Help For Heroes and as I had served in the Royal Navy in the 60's I was more than adamant to support his charity in any way possible.

A couple of years ago I had a full knee replacement it was a difficult operation because I did not have a kneecap. Thanks to the brilliant work by my Surgeon Mr David Houllihan-Bourne at Mount Vernon it was a complete success. My other knee is riddled with Osteo Arthritis also, so from out of the blue I decided I would climb Mount Snowdon in aid of the charity.

Through Glyn Peris, I hired a personal guide for the climb, Stu Stanley an expert Mountaineer from North Wales. I totally underestimated the task ahead because it was not a walk in the park but more a scramble up rocks in very hot weather. I had decided to take a golf club and ball with me in order to drive the ball from the summit. It was only after doing this that I was reliably informed by Summit staff and Stu Stanley that this was the first time anyone had done this. We completed the climb in just over 8 hours on the 23rd May. Among my sponsors was Mr Houllihan-Bourne who was pleased that I was attempting the task. So far I have managed to raise approximately £1000.

The Snowdon 500

19th and 20th May... Congratulations to all who took part in another great weekend - the Snowdon 500. Despite the cloudy conditions the intrepid walkers faced the challenge to summit Mount Snowdon, raising money for prostate cancer.

Well done to our guests Steve, Gemma, Kay and Steven who took part.

National Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Cancer Research

June 2012

Balls to Cancer

Congratulations to Nigel, Luke, Richard, Lewis and Steven who took part in the Balls to Cancer walk up Snowdon.

Male cancer awareness charity Balls to Cancer teamed up with North Wales outdoor activity provider Original Outdoors for a sponsored trek to the 1,085m summit of Snowdon on 14th April 2012.

The 36 trekkers battled through fatigue, rocky ground and the occasional snow shower and raised a huge amount of money to support the charity, and you can still donate by going to www.ballstocancer.co.uk

Marion and Barry Tweed-Rycroft

Marion says:

"In June 2012 Barry and I are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I have decided to use this personal challenge to raise money for the charity Services for Independent Living (SIL). All money raised will go towards giving a disabled person the chance to achieve their dream. They will need to benefit the community in some way at the same time, and show what disabled people can achieve given the opportunity. An independent panel will decide who the money will go to following an application process."

Please support me by going to my justgiving page and making a donation. Thank you.

2011

The Made Simple Three Peaks Challenge Team

Richard, Stan, Charlene and Gavin arrived on the evening of Sunday 29th May after their gruelling challenge of summiting Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours.

They underwent this task in aid of the Bliss Charity - the only UK charity that helps care for sick and premature babies. Click here if you would like to support their cause. "Last weekend 45 of us did the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Bliss, where we drove 1500 miles and climbed the three highest peaks in the UK, Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon. We encountered -17 C, snow, hail, lots and lots of rain and gale force winds... it was tough but brilliant.  Now we are left with many blisters, aching muscles and some wind burn on the small bit of face that was exposed."

Ian Greaves and David Pendlebury

Ian and David will be taking part in a charity walk up Snowdon on Sunday 12th June to raise money for Neurofibromatosis. It is one of the most common generic disorders that causes tumours to grow on the nerve endings in any part of the body. There are over 25,000 people in the UK who are affected by the condition and as yet, there is no cure.

Mairee Locket

Mairee will be joining us in September 2011 and is taking part in the Snowdon Challenge in aid of Action for Children.

Action for Children is the UK’s leading Children’s Charity - 80% of the UK lives within 10 miles of at least one their services.  Click here if you would like to sponsor Mairee.

Sarah, Louise, Gail & others

A group of friends are joining us for a guided walk up Snowdon in July 2011 to raise money for the National Autistic Society.

Michelle & Wendy

Two friends who will be taking part in the Snowdon Challenge in June 2011 to raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity. Their Just Giving address is: www.justgiving.com/teams/MicheleWendy

2010

Matt Cook

In September 2010 Matt stayed with us during his mammoth challenge of cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats, stopping off along the way to climb the three peaks!

He was doing it in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer in memory of his grandma who died earlier this year aged 80, his aunt in Australia who died 2 years ago aged 61 and a close family friend who was his nephew's godmother who died last year aged 50, all from breast cancer.

He started from Land's End on Sunday 29th August and arrived in John O'Groats 12 days later on 9th September having riden 955 miles, an average of 79 miles a day. He started back the next day and aimed to get home to Portsmouth on Monday 26th September (29 days in total), having done a total of just over 2,000 miles. On the way back he has climbed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon as well. A few mechanical problems en route which he has managed to sort out. He started off with a friend but he only lasted until Birmingham on the way up. He hopes to have raised around £1,300 in total. His Just Giving address is: www.justgiving.co.uk/matt-cook0. Quite an awesome achievement.