Hundreds of people participated in challenges to support St Giles Hospice last year and the hospice has again organised a number of activities for people to participate in this year, including sponsored walks, cycle rides, abseiling and skydiving.
Zoe Wright, Events and Project Manager at St Giles Hospice, said: “If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to get fitter, challenge yourself, or try something new, then our challenges and events might be just the thing.
“Turn your personal goal into so much more, by helping to raise money for people living with a terminal illness.”
Sisters, Donna and Shara, took on the Snowdon by Night challenge to thank St Giles for everything they did to support their late mother, after the team cared for her in her final days in 2011.
The siblings’ mum, Joan, died at St Giles Hospice after being diagnosed with endometrial cancer. As her condition began to deteriorate, the family struggled to care for their mother on their own, so received support from St Giles Hospice.
Donna said: “All of the team were excellent when caring for mum – their support allowed us to spend some quality time with mum in her final days. The care they provided took the pressure off the family – we knew she was being so well looked after at St Giles.”
The popular summit trek helped Donna and Shara raise over £600 for St Giles Hospice.
Donna continued: “The Snowdon by Night challenge was amazing. Physically it was quite hard, but so rewarding once we reached the summit.
“If you’re thinking of taking on the challenge this year, I’d say just do it! We did some long walks for our training, and I think the key thing is to not overthink the challenge that you’ve set yourself.”
In June and September, St Giles is offering cyclists the opportunity to cycle across the channel and take part in the London to Paris cycling challenge, which promises to be “an experience you’ll never forget” whilst supporting St Giles Hospice.
For those looking to take on a trek, there is the Snowdon by Night challenge taking place on various dates throughout 2023, where participants conquer the highest mountain in England and Wales by moonlight.
For a full list of the challenges and events available throughout the year and how to join them, visit: www.stgileshospice.com/our-events