A group of intrepid explorers from North Wales Volkswagen, SEAT, Skoda and Audi have conquered Snowdon – Wales’ highest mountain – to raise funds for local children’s hospice Ty Gobaith.
The team set out on Friday 5th August at the crack of dawn to walk up the 3,000+ foot peak so they could be back down (and back at work!) straight after lunch – under orders from The Point’s Operations Director Adam Parrott.
Based in Conwy, Ty Gobaith care for children with life limited conditions and also help parents and siblings. The team at The Point helped raise over £700 as part of a year-long partnership with the charity.
“It was a tough ask – but the team did an amazing job,” said Adam. “To get up and down Snowdon and still do half a day’s work afterwards was a great effort – and it was all worth it for what is a fantastic charity who help local people through the most difficult times.”
The team included Ian Smith and Aled Owen from Parts, Aston Channer, Mark Willingham, Daniel Donovan, Sophie Madeley and Bleddyn Hughes from Sales, Brand Managers Shaian Sanati and Johnathan Baxter, Technician Samantha Postlethwaite, Ops Director Adam Parrott, plus Anthea Evans, Omar Osman and Peter Jones from Service.
“We’ll be doing more events throughout the year – and the next challenge is for a few of us to do the zip-wire in Snowdonia to raise some more funds,” said Sales Executive Sophie. The zip-wire in question is Europe’s longest and the world’s fastest – good luck!
Ty Gobaith Area Fundraiser Manager Beverley Bradley said, “The team at The Point have been fabulous. It’s heart-warming to see local people get behind the charity and do something completely out of their comfort zone to raise much-needed funds.
If you want to get involved in the next fund-raising challenge for Ty Gobaith, please contact Sophie Madeley at North Wales Volkswagen. You can find out more about Ty Gobaith’s great work at http://www.hopehouse.org.uk/