Aberystwyth dental team completes gruelling challenge to raise thousands for children’s charity

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A dental team from Aberystwyth has completed a gruelling challenge to raise money for a local children’s charity.

The intrepid team at Portland Street Dental Practice successfully scaled the heights of Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan recently, completing the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge. Six members of staff from the practice took part in a 20.35-mile hike, which has a combined ascent of over 9,000 feet.

The practice team took part in the event to raise money for Ty Hafan, a local charity, which provides support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Based in the Vale of Glamorgan, the hospice offers round-the-clock support and care for children with life-shortening illnesses.

Speaking about the charity, the practice staff who took part in the challenge said that it was an obvious choice because most of the team have children. Ty Hafan does an incredible job of providing critical support for families and ensuring that children who have life-limiting illnesses receive care in a comfortable and relaxed setting, which has a homely feel.

The team originally set out to raise £2,000 for the hospice, but they smashed their target and have so far collected donations worth almost £2,500. They thanked everyone, including friends, family members, local residents and patients for their generosity and said that the funds will make a huge difference to the hospice and the families it supports.

The Welsh Three Peaks Challenge has a total walking distance of over 27.4km and can usually be completed within 24 hours.

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