Staff from Thames Valley Controls take on Mount Snowdon to raise money for NEWCIS

On 3rd August 2019, a team of 11 employees from Thames Valley Controls completed the gruelling trek up to the summit of Mount Snowdon.   It was the first ascent for some team members so the 9 mile long trek up and down the Llanberis Path was quite daunting.

“It was a long day and the trek itself was a lot tougher than some of us had imagined it would be – there was a mix of fitness levels within the team so we helped each other and we all stuck together” - Team Member Lyn Williams, Marketing Communications Manager for TVC.

Training for this challenge commenced weeks before and involved trekking up Moel Famau, the highest hill in the Clwydian Range, in preparation for the big day.

TVC chose to raise funds for NEWCIS in recognition of the support they give to so many people living in Wales in so many different ways.

NEWCIS is the largest provider of carer services in Wales – delivering information, one to one support, advocacy, training and counselling to carers who provide unpaid support to family or friends living in North East Wales. 

"To raise this amount of funding for NEWCIS is a fantastic achievement, this money will help carers facing crisis situations and who really need emotional and financial support. My thanks go to all who took part from TVC, who dedicated their time and energy to climb up  Mount Snowden on behalf of the many carers living in our local communities." Claire Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer at NEWCIS.

Thanks to the efforts of those involved and the gratefully appreciated generosity of those who donated the TVC team raised £2,084 far exceeding all expectations. 

Lyn Williams added, “We are all honoured to have been able to contribute to such a worthwhile charity”.

Richard Young, Managing Director of Thames Valley Controls commented,  I’m very pleased and proud that we have been able to help and support this very worthwhile charity. Our climbing colleagues did us proud; well done to them and to the rest of the Company for raising this fantastic donation.