A group of dads supported by Tŷ Hafan tackled the three highest peaks in Wales to raise vital funds for the charity that supports their family.
Huw Liddell’s one-year-old son, Osian, was born with a rare degenerative autoimmune disorder called Aicardi-Goutiere Syndrome (AGS) 1.
Only 400 people in the world have ever been diagnosed with AGS1 and around 40% of children with the condition don’t survive past the age of five.
Huw, from Barry, was part of the dads team – ‘Scrambled Legs’ – and joined 82 other teams to climb Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan, all in less than 15 hours.
“Tŷ Hafan means so much to our family because they give us the support and the facilities to be the best parents we can be, which ultimately gives our boy the best life possible,” said Huw.
“The event was a great experience because I was able to see first-hand all of the amazing people who went out and stretched their bodies and minds to the limit, all to make Tŷ Hafan possible. Thank you so much.”
Now in its 18th year, the event has seen more than 5,000 people travel from all over the world to take on the challenge, which has raised more than £1.5m for Tŷ Hafan, the hospice for children in Wales.
Mair Kinsey, Marketing and Events Officer for Tŷ Hafan, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all the walkers, our volunteers and GE Aviation Wales for kindly sponsoring the event for the 18th year in a row. Our supporters never fail to inspire us and we are especially grateful to the Tŷ Hafan dads who fittingly finished the challenge on Father’s Day.”
Tŷ Hafan would also like to thank Princes Gate and Just Perfect Catering for supporting the event.
Tŷ Hafan is now busily preparing for its Tredegar Rainbow Run on Saturday 9 July. To take part, please visit www.rainbowrunwales.co.uk