Snowdon Summit challenge

  • Snowdon Summit Challenge

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

    Thank you so much to everyone who joined Jayne (Paul Ridd’s sister) on a very rainy, misty August weekend to take part in the Snowdon Summit Challenge on Saturday and Sunday August 18th and 10th 2018.

    The walk began outside the Llanberis Lake Railway station and the challenge was to walk to the summit 3,560 feet (1,085m), a total of 4.5 miles. On reaching the Summit the walkers then walked back down again.

    The Saturday Climbers at the start of the Challenge

    Ross & Jayne Nicholls, Suzie Zitter, Simon & Susan Sherriff, Nichaela Jones & Zoe Dolman, Kim Scandariato & Mitch Richards

    Snowdon Start - Saturday Aug 18th 2018  

      The Wanderers from Port Talbot, South Wales

    smiley wanderers

    Climbing Snowdon 4Climbing Snowdon 3

     Rosa group Snowdon

    The Foundation  relies on the support of our wonderful community who fundraise for us and who take part in our events, in order to meet the running costs we need each year to carry out our work. By taking part in the Snowdon Climb and raising sponsorship money, the walkers have helped us to help people with a learning disability across Wales to access the equal healthcare they need and deserve.

    When Paul died in January 2009 there was little understanding of his needs. Staff saw his disability not our wonderful brother Paul. There were no Learning Disability Care bundles, no LD liaison nurses, no LD Champions and very little training on treating patients with learning disabilities. Since 2009 we have worked with all Welsh Health boards, Mencap, Welsh Assembly government, carer groups, primary and secondary health staff, people with LD and their families to make changes and work towards equal health care for everyone.

    We have provided LD Logo packs to every hospital ward and department in Wales. We are now fundraising to support training and provide LD Champion packs for all hospital staff who want to become Learning Disability Champions and attend Champion training. We also want to provide a Learning Disability Hub which will provide support and online training for all staff, families and carers of people with learning disabilities.

    Deadline for return of Sponsorship money: September 30th 2018

     

    Gift Aid

    Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate.

    Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Donator’s addresses are needed to identify them as a current UK taxpayer. Don’t forget to ask your sponsors for their home address and postcode and to tick the Gift Aid box so we can collect Gift Aid from them.

    Alternatively if you are a current UK taxpayer, you could collect all their donations/sponsorship money and complete a “Charity Gift Aid Declaration – single donation sheet” and return to us with your total donation/sponsorship money and we can collect the Gift Aid on your total donation. If you would like to do this to make the collecting of Gift Aid simpler please ring the office and we’ll email one of these sheets over to you.

     

     

     

     

     

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