Nine members of staff from Llandudno Junction’s Tender Love Care Agency trekked to the top of Mount Snowdon to raise funds for their local adult hospice.

Walking in aid of St David’s Hospice, their route took them seven miles via the Pyg Track through the rugged yet stunning mountain scenery to the summit, then descending down the eight-mile Miner’s Track.

Dawn Caselton, TLC Tender Loving Care supervisor said:

“We chose St David’s together as many of our service users attend Day Care and respite. I noticed that our staff were struggling in supporting some of our service users in that they felt unable to help more, especially with palliative care.”

“So we felt that being proactive and raising money would help them cope with very sad situations and they could feel a sense of achievement. We’ll definitely be taking on another challenge in the future.”

The team raised £1272 through sponsorship and kind donations.

St David’s Hospice provides free hospice care to adults with advanced illnesses or those in need of end of life care across the communities of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey. The charity cares for and supports local people, their families and carers, free of charge, at the Inpatient Unit in Llandudno, Therapy Centres in Bangor and Llandudno, as well as in the comfort of patient’s own homes via our Hospice at Home and Outreach services.

Conwy Community Fundraiser, James Wilde said:

“Thank you to the TLC Tender Loving Care staff for all their efforts in climbing Snowdon. Every year, our care touches the lives of over 1000 people from North West Wales.”

The patient, their family and carers are at the heart of everything that we do. The money and awareness they have raised will make a real difference to the care we offer patients and their families here at St David’s Hospice.”