Well, we have had a busy few weeks.
We have continued fundraising to cover the costs of our activities. We spent hours individually labelling clothes and jewelry, and took our supplies and cakes to the Cardiff University Students’ Union SVC Spring Market. It was a much more subdued event in comparison to the Bessimer Road Car Boot, but we managed to raise approximately £45 – it definitely is a case of every little helps!
On a rare sunny day a couple of weekends ago we also headed on a training walk in preparation for the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge on March 28th. We met on a Sunday morning with our boots on and walked up the Taf Trail to Castel Coch and back – about 13 miles round trip! Obviously, the Taf Trail is not equivalent to the mountains we are going to be climbing next weekend, but it was great to be outside and enjoying the sun, as opposed to in the pool. It’s so much more sociable too and I think we have a great team for next weekend.
Speaking of next weekend, it’s going to be a big one! We are aiming to start walking about half 4 in the morning from the base of Snowdon, followed by Cader Idris and Pen-Y-Fan last. We are really fortunate to have a dedicated driver (Dad to the rescue once again!) which means we will be travelling up through the night on Friday as the journey from Cardiff to Snowdon is not a quick one in itself! There have been arguments about the target for this one, as the general aim for groups is 12 hours walking time (not allowing for travelling) but knowing the comptetive group we have we will most likely smash it! If you know someone who is walking with us next weekend, please consider donating to our great cause – it’s so easy, either go to our fundraising page:
“GWSW98 £any amount” to 70070
We were also fortunate enough to speak about Scotty’s Little Soldiers and our challenges on a local radio station, radio Cardiff. We went into their studio in the Bay to talk to Georgina (Triple G) on her breakfast show – we were on live webcam too. If you missed it, don’t worry as we have a recording we will be putting up soon. It’s a fab set up down there, and all the presenters are volunteers too! Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to us Georgina, and for letting us pick your competition winner! We really hope to keep in touch throughout the year.
As always, thanks to the people who have helped us already, either by baking or giving us your words of wisdom, and thanks to the people who have already donated. Wish us luck for next weekend, and we will be back soon!