During the summer holidays, my eight-year-old son Connor set himself the challenge of climbing Snowdon to raise money for Tŷ Hafan, a charity close to his heart.
One of his close school friends takes his holidays at Tŷ Hafan, and after visiting him one afternoon at the hospice, Connor was truly amazed that the centre ran on charitable donations. This spurred him on to raise money for the hospice.
After discussing lots of ways he could raise money, he had a chat with his dad and I, and we thought we would use our trip to North Wales to visit family as the main event.
We camped, the weather was horrendous and we were worried for a short time that we may not be able to complete the climb. However, the clouds and rain cleared and the storm died down and Connor was able to complete his climb.
Connor and his dad Karl took a total of five hours to climb to the summit and down again.
Full of smiles and pure determination, Connor completed the climb. People were stopping him to make donations to him and his JustGiving page kept on growing.
He raised a total of £535 for Tŷ Hafan and was lucky enough to be invited for tea at the hospice, where he was given the opportunity to make his mark and have his hand print on the famous hand wall.
Thank you to Tŷ Hafan and thank you to Connor for making this happen. He has one very proud set of parents!