Partner Meriel East completes Welsh Three Peaks Challenge for Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice

Ride Club raise over 1500 for Ty Hafan Children's HospiceWe are very proud of the fundraising efforts of our Partner, Meriel East, who recently conquered the gruelling Welsh Three Peaks challenge to raise funds for Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice. Meriel completed the challenge alongside four dedicated fellow members of her motorcycle club ‘Ride Club’, and we were delighted to be able to contribute to the funds they raised.

The Welsh Three Peaks challenge involves conquering three iconic mountains: Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Cadair Idris, and Pen y Fan. While the Ride Club team members are typically known for their adventures on motorcycles, this time they chose to tackle the peaks on foot, relying on physical and mental fortitude to complete their journey.

Meriel and her team encountered a range of challenges throughout the expedition, from the breathtaking but demanding ascent of Yr Wyddfa, which began at dawn (4:22am), to the arduous climb up Cadair Idris, during which they encountered scorching heat and rocky terrain. Nevertheless, their determination and unwavering team spirit propelled them forward to complete the challenge.

Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice is a remarkable organisation that provides invaluable support and care to children with life-limiting conditions and their families from its hospice-base in Sully near Cardiff, and in communities across Wales. Its mission is to ensure that every moment matters, offering comfort, love, and assistance to children, young people, and their families when they need it most. Tŷ Hafan’s dedicated team of professionals provides specialised medical, emotional, and practical support, aiming to enhance the quality of life for these children and create lasting memories for their families. The hospice relies heavily on the generosity of individuals and businesses to continue their vital work and make a profound difference to the lives of those they serve.Completing the Welsh Three Peaks challenge was not only a personal triumph for Meriel and her team but also a testament to their unwavering dedication to charitable causes. Their combined efforts have already raised over £1500, with additional contributions still pouring in. Ride Club intend continuing with its fundraising efforts, with a Scottish member currently driving to Prague to raise money for the Child Cancer and Leukaemia Group.

Here at Hutchinson Thomas Solicitors, we are immensely proud to have supported Meriel and her team’s fundraising efforts for Tŷ Hafan. As a firm dedicated to making a positive impact within our community, we recognise the importance of contributing to causes that provide essential support and care to those in need.

Meriel East, Partner at Hutchinson Thomas and Three Peaks Challenge fundraiser, said:

“I am thrilled to have completed the Welsh Three Peaks challenge alongside my incredible team from Ride Club. As passionate motorcyclists, we usually conquer miles on our bikes, but this time, we embraced the physical and mental challenge of conquering these three magnificent peaks on foot. Of the three, Cadair Idris proved to be the most demanding, with scorching heat and daunting terrain, but the feeling of reaching all the summits was indescribable. Throughout the journey, we were motivated by the thought of supporting Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice, a cause that holds a special place in our hearts. I’m grateful to everyone who has contributed to our fundraising efforts, and I encourage others to join us in making a difference. Together, we can bring smiles and comfort to the children and families who rely on the charity’s invaluable services.”

To find out more about donating to Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice, visit the website