Published Friday 21st July 2017

To celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary, Allan, now aged over 80, is proposing to ascend six Welsh Mountain peaks during August 2017, to raise awareness and support for Hereford’s St Michael’s Hospice.

Welshman Allan said “Supporting St Michael’s is a natural progression. During the last campaign, after Angela had successfully undergone life-saving cancer treatment, she was by my side at all times. Sadly, advanced dementia means she is at present living in Abbey Grange Residential Home. I wanted a further challenge that had a special significance and would support a charity that means a great deal to both of us.”

On the actual date of their Diamond Wedding Anniversary, Tuesday 15th August, Allan accompanied by a team from St Michael’s Hospice, will appropriately scale the lowest of the six peaks at 2907 feet, Pen-y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons. Back in 1957, Allan proposed to Angela on Battle Hill overlooking the twin peaks of the Brecon Beacons.

Paddy Nugent, Community Fundraising Manager at St Michael’s Hospice stated that “Allan and Angela have already given tremendous support to the Hospice by their `Reaching out for Radnorshire Campaign`, and we wish him every success in this new challenge. Six Welsh peaks will be a wonderfully romantic gesture, and I’m sure it will touch the hearts within the Hospice community.”

The listed other Welsh peaks will include: Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa 3560 feet, Carnedd Llewelyn 3491 feet, Glyder Fawr 3283 feet, Aran Fawddwy 2969 feet, and Cader Idris – Pen y Gadair 2930 feet – averaging well over 3,000 feet per climb. Each climb will be verified and photographed by an independent witness.

To find out more about the Welsh Six Peak Challenge, or pledge support and sponsorship, you can contact Allan at Swanclose 25 Hergest Road Kington HR5 3EL, by telephoning 01544 230408, or by e-mail allan.lloyd