Pharmacy team summits Snowdon at Sunrise

Eleven members of staff from the Betsi Cadwaladr (central) Pharmacy Team put on their walking boots and took on the St David’s Hospice Snowdon Sunrise Challenge earlier this summer.

Led by experienced mountain leaders, they followed the Llanberis Path to the peak of 1085m above sea level and were rewarded with the majestic sun rising over Snowdonia.

Together the team raised £2,210 through sponsorship, plus extra events such as a cake day and a raffle to boost their fundraising amount.

Emma Williams, Training and Development Officer at Betsi Cadwaladr Pharmacy (central) said:

“I decided to do the Snowdon Sunrise Challenge originally with a friend from work as a personal challenge and then decided it would be a great opportunity for team building so involved other members of the pharmacy.

“The walk was absolutely fabulous and all of the staff involved really enjoyed it. I personally had wonderful support from my colleagues during the walk; it was a fabulous team effort.

“The Hospice is local to our department as we all work in Glan Clwyd and we are all inspired to help in the future after our visit seeing the wonderful work that is carried out.

“We hope the money raised goes towards the excellent patient care the hospice provides but we realise this is not enough and only today we were talking about taking part again next year and what other support we can give.”

Hospice Community Fundraiser, James Wilde said:

“Thank you to Emma and the Betsi team for taking part in our first Snowdon Sunrise Challenge.

“Some were walking the mountain for their first time which added extra pressure to the already tough conditions of walking the mountain at night and in the early hours of the morning but they soldiered through to the top.

“The money raised is a fantastic amount and will go a long way towards supporting the vital work we do here at St David’s Hospice.”

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