As some of you may know, our friends over at Pinnacle Complete Office Solutions had created the ultimate Welsh Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for us here at Woody’s Lodge along with two other amazing Welsh charities: NSPCC Cymru and Tenovus Cancer Care!
It was due to take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, however due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the event had to be postponed. Following a year of national uncertainty and months of unprecedented change, the team at Pinnacle have been working incredibly hard to re-launch their 2021 charity challenge!
On Friday 23rd April 2021, the team at Pinnacle, along with a host of supporters will be traveling to Snowdon, North Wales, to start a three day challenge: Three Welsh Peaks for Three Welsh Charities! The event will see people from an array of backgrounds and abilities, walk, run, cycle or support the team, scale the three highest Welsh peaks; Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen Y Fan, as well as cycle the distance in between.
The three day event, organised by Pinnacle, is part of an ongoing charitable relationship amongst the three Welsh charities and the penultimate fundraiser before the annual black tie ball on 22nd May 2021.
What’s the Three Peaks Challenge?
Starting on Friday 23rd April 2021, the team will meet at Snowdon, where those taking part in day one will commence the climb via the Llanberis Miners Path. Once completed, cyclists will depart from Llanberis, heading for Barmouth Beach via National Cycle Route 8, where they will be welcomed by the rest of the team.
Day two, Saturday 24th April, will start at the foot of Cadair Idris. Once again, after the climb has been completed, cyclists will depart from Dol Idris car park and heading for Llandrindod Wells via National Cycle Route 8. The team will meet in Llandrindod Wells, where preparations will be made for the final day.
Sunday 25th April will mark the third and final day of the three peaks challenge. Cyclists will depart from Llandrindod Wells and head towards the Storey Arms, Brecon Beacons via National Cycle Route 8. Transport to the Storey Arms will be provided for walkers. The team will collectively embark on the third and final peak, Pen Y Fan, via the Storey Arms path. Following completion, walkers, cyclists, support teams and charities will join friends and family at the Vale Resort for an end of challenge celebration and awards evening.
Clive Hamilton, Managing Director of Pinnacle comments:
The coronavirus pandemic hugely impacted our planned community and charity events during 2020; therefore it was essential for us on both a personal and business level, to ensure that we continued to provide our upmost support of our annual charities in whatever way possible. Postponing this year’s Three Welsh Peaks for Three Welsh Charities event was a tough decision, however we are confident that 2021 will not only bring us closer together, after a year of uncertainty but help create greater awareness and provide vital support and resources for these three deserving charities. With so much frustration coming out of 2020 I feel that looking forward to a challenge like this will help bring more people together both mentally and physically to release pent up energies in a positive way whilst helping and supporting three fantastic Welsh Charities.
Registration for the 2021 challenge is now open and everyone is welcome to take part! For more information or if you would like to take part, please visit the Pinnacle website here.