Join the Hospice and Life Size Models in climbing the highest mountain in South Wales and become a Hospice Trooper!
Put your best foot forward in this sponsored walk challenge and visit the SAFARI AT THE SUMMIT!
Location: Pen-y-Fan. Meeting point Pont Ar Daf Car Park (Pen-y-fan Base Camp). LD3 8NL
Date: Sunday 17th October 2021
Big Welsh Walk Entry £10.00 per Adult / £5.00 per Child / £29.00 per Family (up to 2 ad and 3 ch)
Registration includes: Welcome pack, supervision from walking marshals, event kit list, bottle of water, Hospice of the Valleys Buff
Walkers will also be encouraged to raise £30 in sponsorship and earn yourself a Limited Edition Hospice Anniversary Tech T-Shirt for adults and a FREE EGNI Adventure Play Voucher for children.
If you manage to raise £112.00, it will pay for a Healthcare Assistant to provide care and support for a night at a patient’s home, allowing their carers and family the opportunity to get a good night’s sleep. Receive FREE entry into a prize draw for;
The Big Welsh Walk involves climbing Pen-y-Fan, a strenuous mountain walk on well-made footpaths. As highest peak in South Wales, Pen-y-Fan stands at 886m (2,907ft) above sea level and overlooks breath taking scenery, rolling countryside and impressive mountains.
Perfect for friends, families and groups, our little troopers can get involved too. All children and young people aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible paying adult (18 years+) at all times.
Approximately 2 miles in length and can be achieve within 1.5-2 hours.
The Big Welsh Walk will depart from Pont y Daf, and at your leisure climb to the summit of Pen-y-Fan. You will have chance to admire the spectacular views, take a cheeky photo with those waiting to greet you at the top, before making your way back down the same path and returning to Pont y Daf.
Join us, be part of an amazing atmosphere and earn your right to say … “I was there; I was part of the team Hospice Troopers”.
Walkers are welcome to dress up in jungle theme attire and pose for photos on-route and at the summit…This is done so at your own risk.
If you would like to come on the adventure with us, then view the Terms and Conditions and click on the Im In! Sign Me Up!to Register, we’d love to have you on board.
To be sure to have the best experience, we recommend you do some level of walking prior to the event.
Dogs welcome as long as they are kept under close control.
Please note there are limited parking spaces available at Pont ar Daf.
For more information about Pen-y-Fan and the surrounding area, please visit the National Trust Website
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EGNI is an indoor children’s activity centre based in Tredegar and we are proud to be supporting Hospice of the Valleys and their Big Welsh Walk with incentive prizes. Our indoor ninja style obstacle course is an alternative to soft play for all abilities, we believe making fitness fun for all is a key to unlocking a fettle lifestyle, follow us on Facebook for up to date news and information.
The passing of a loved one can have a devastating impact and for one man in particular he was able to cope thanks to the care and support that Hospice of the Valleys was able to offer him and proved to be a vital lifeline.
As an only child Layne’s mother, Pat, was his life and they were extremely close. Pat lived next door to Layne and although she loved her own independence Layne visited at least three times a day.
One day while visiting his Mum Layne became concerned and following tests he received the devastating news that his Mother’s prognosis was terminal and no treatment was available. Layne was asked if he wanted support from the Hospice and at that point he had never heard of the charity or what we did, but he was relieved to be offered some help.
Pat was initially cared for at Layne’s home where she went to live following her discharge from Hospital, being visited by the nurses, physiotherapist and complimentary therapist. The Family Support Team also offered support as Layne was reaching breaking point and struggling to come to terms with his mother’s prognosis.
“The Family Support Officer was like a therapist and seemed to be able to answer all my questions and what he said made sense, he could feel and understand what I was going through. I felt close to the edge and in a really bad place but he encouraged me to attend Activate your Life sessions at the Hospice, this helped me to look at things in a different light, I was unable to change what was happening but learned to look at things in a different light and live for today. This put me in a better place to accept what was going to happen. I knew I wasn’t on my own, he really helped me and I can’t praise him enough” says Layne.
Pat passed away in January 2019 and although devastated by his loss the support that Layne received from the Hospice has enabled him to cope.
“The Hospice gave me the help and support I needed when there was no one else that I could turn to. I knew the Hospice were behind me 100% and for what they did I can’t thank them enough. People should have an insight into how my life was turned upside down and they helped put me back together again. They gave me the confidence to look after Mam giving us special time together.”