Last night I joined a fantastic crowd of supporters to ascend Pen-Y-Fan to raise money for the Cerebra Sleep Service. Setting off from home at 5.30 pm yesterday afternoon I was ready for a gentle amble in the sunshine. Arriving at the foot of Pen-Y-Fan I began to realise that amble wasn’t quite the right word!
After signing in and armed with my light stick, head torch, haversack of necessities (including chocolate) off we set. I didn’t manage a head count but there must have been at least 60 of us, young and old, all with varying levels of fitness. This wasn’t going to be a race - just a steady one foot in front of the other – for an hour and a quarter climb.
Sheep and mist were our companions as well as lots of laughter. It was tougher than I thought but well worth the effort. As we reached the summit, the mist broke for just a few minutes to reveal blue sky and a fabulous view.
A very heartfelt speech from a mum who has benefited from the Sleep Service followed by an auction soon left us standing in the dark with glow sticks lit and ready for the descent. Why is going down as difficult as going up?
Would I do it again? Maybe, but given the choice I would rather repeat the sky dive. I was proud to support this event and the wonderful charity that will benefit from it. Thank you if you sponsored me and if you didn’t there’s still time to visit my Virgin Money Giving page by clicking on the link below.