The challenges many of us have completed have usually have been one member of staff doing something on their own, with their family or friends.
This time we are doing the National Three Peaks Challenge as a team. Some have done it before. But it’s a first for the rest of us.
With us all having such busy lives in work, with our families and friends generally keeping fit, finding the time to get out and train to do such a challenge is proving a challenge in itself.
Some of the climbs, Ben Nevis in particular, will be perpendicular to what we are normally used to…. walking on the flat (or relatively flat) surface in the places that we work and live.
So the training has begun ...
… when I say training I mean walking up Pen y fan – as it’s the closest and highest peak we have in our geographical area of South Wales …………we need to up our game though as the biggest challenge is not that far away – the three highest peaks in the UK:
- Ben Nevis (1,344m or 4,409ft), the highest mountain in Scotland
- Scafell Pike (978m or 3,209ft), the highest mountain in England
- Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa (1,085m or 3,560ft), the highest mountain in Wales
Within a 24 hour period………raising money for Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. And also when the weather is turning……..at the end of October.
A charity fundraising dinner
And to kick off our fundraising we are organising a charity dinner this Thursday (25 September) at the Park Plaza hotel in Cardiff: Bartholomew Hawkins’ Purple Charity Dinner with Tom Shanklin, ex Cardiff Blues rugby, hosting the evening, a 20 man choir from Miskin called Tadau (Welsh for ‘Fathers’), a comedy act called ‘The Noise Next Door’ who will be gracing our TV screens and comedy circuit venues later this year and a charity auction – all in aid of Velindre Cancer Centre. The charity is close to many of our hearts, especially to us at Bartholomew Hawkins.
Let’s hope that we can raise a few £s towards such a deserving charity who are continually looking to provide the best possible care and support to cancer patients and their families in Wales.
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