Today (Friday 13th May) I’m doing a sunrise trek of Pen Y Fan – the highest peak in South Wales with a hilly round trip of 17km. I’ve been so excited to be doing this challenge with an amazing group of volunteers raising money for Acorns Children’s Hospice and the amazing support they provide for local children and their families.
I heard about the trek from my dad who suggested my brother and I should challenge ourselves and climb a mountain in support of those who can’t and I’m proud that together with the other volunteers we’ve managed to raise £3,000 pounds to help those within care at Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Along the way we’ll learn about the history of the Brecon Beacons before reaching the peak to enjoy a rest with marshmallows and hot chocolate! There we’ll take in the spectacular views and breath-taking sunrise. I’ve walked up Pen Y fan before, but the bad weather meant we couldn’t see anything so I’ve really been looking forward to the views.
The sunrise trek is truly a unique experience that I’m lucky to be a part of and there’s still time to donate to help out. It will be exhausting, but the views from the top will be well worth it and the money raised will go a long way to help children and families at Acorns.