This June Bone & Payne Solicitors, Pritchett & Co Chartered Accountants and Beardmore & Co Independent Financial Advisers are teaming together to conquer the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge.
The route heading South to North, takes in the peaks of Pen y Fan, Cadair Idris and Snowdon within one day.
They are taking on this daunting challenge in aid of two local charities close to the team’s hearts.
St David’s Hospice is a local charity, caring for local people, delivering specialist care to adult patients with advanced illnesses or those in need of end of life care and their families.
Every year, this touches the lives of over 1000 people within our local communities from across the counties of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.
St David’s Hospice offer 24 hour care, 365 days a year providing a clinical service alongside emotional, physical and spiritual support. In the Day Care Unit they provide patient care, bereavement and counselling services, whilst the Inpatient Unit offers symptom control, respite and end of life care.
It costs over £3 million each year to deliver the services – that’s over £8,000 a day. The majority of this comes from community fundraising. None of these costs are passed to the patients, their families or carers, because St David’s Hospice care is free to all.
For more information about their work, please visit www.stdavidshospice.org.uk
Cuddles is another amazing local charity which raises funds for the Special Care Baby Unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan. Our team member Claire Dutton is especially thankful to the Special Care Baby Unit. She said:
“In May 2015, pregnant with my third child, my waters spontaneously broke, shortly after I arrived home from work. I was just 27 weeks pregnant that day and far from being anywhere near ready to welcome my third baby into the world.
I was immediately admitted to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and just three days later, having developed an infection, my third son, George, was delivered by emergency caesarean section, weighing just a little over 2lbs.
I remained in hospital for almost a further two weeks, but for George it was going to be a much longer hospital stay.
Following his birth, George was immediately transferred to the high dependency unit of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd’s Special Care Baby Unit, requiring assistance with his breathing, due to his immature and underdeveloped lungs, as well as artificial nutrition via a feeding tube, until such a time as his immature digestive system had matured enough to begin to tolerate tiny amounts of milk.
The journey through neonatal care was a long and at times incredibly stressful one, but George proved to be a real little fighter. Finally, after just over 10 weeks on the Special Care Baby Unit, George was discharged from hospital and was able to join his big brothers at home.
Now at almost three years old, George is a happy, healthy little boy with no real lasting medical issues.
As a family, we will forever remain indebted to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd’s Special Care Baby Unit, where George and many other babies born in North Wales, either too soon or too sick receive the most incredible care.
Cuddles is the charity which supports Ysbyty Glan Clwyd’s neonatal unit. During our stay, we were fortunate enough to be able to make use of the parent’s room, situated on the unit, where in the days before George was discharged I was able to ‘room in’ and spend a number of nights with George. This parent’s room was set up and funded entirely by cuddles.
We would love to raise as much as possible for these amazing charities, so please donate what you can and thank you for your support.
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