Wales rugby legend Colin Charvis will be captaining a celebrity Welsh heroes team for the GE Aviation Wales Welsh 3 Peaks challenge in aid of Tŷ Hafan.
Now in its 16th year, the event will see participants scaling Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales, before tackling the mighty Cadair Idris and Pen-y-Fan, all within 15 hours.
Former Wales captain Colin Charvis will join hundreds of participants for the 20.35 mile challenge taking place on Saturday 14 June.
He said: “I’m really excited to be taking part in the GE Aviation Welsh 3 peaks challenge for Tŷ Hafan. It will be a tough day, but we should put things into perspective and think of the daily challenges these children and their families live through.”
To date, more than 5,000 people have travelled from all over the world to undertake the challenge and a total of £1.32m has been raised for Tŷ Hafan, the family hospice for young lives.
A group of dads of some of the children and young people supported by Tŷ Hafan will be entering teams once again this year.
Matthew Smith's four-year-old son, Lewis, suffers from Tuberous Sclerosis and was referred to Tŷ Hafan more than three years ago.
After completing last year’s event he said: “It was a huge challenge but I’m so pleased we did it,” said Matthew, of Llantwit Fadre. “It has been a great way to show our appreciation for the team at Tŷ Hafan and we’ll be continuing with our fundraising efforts for this amazing charity.”
GE Aviation Wales has supported the Welsh 3 Peaks event for the last 16 years. The very first challenge was instigated by a group of GE Aviation Wales employees and a few members of the original team are still involved with the event.
On supporting the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge, Mike Patton, Managing Director of GE Aviation Wales, said: “We are proud to support the Welsh 3 Peaks challenge. Tŷ Hafan provides an extremely important service to the local community and the hospice supports hundreds of children and their families all year round.
“The challenge attracts people from all across Wales and beyond. The atmosphere on the day is fantastic, and it is great to see so many people coming together to raise money for such an important and worthwhile cause.”
To enter, each team of four plus a designated driver is asked to pay a £50 registration fee, plus £800 in sponsorship. Register online at www.welsh3peaks.co.uk or call 029 2053 2276 for more information.
Join our Welsh Heroes Team and challenge yourself to assemble a team of four walkers and a designated driver and test your limits by taking on the highest peaks in North, Mid and South Wales, all within 15 hours!