Published Wednesday 30th August 2017

Allan Lloyd has successfully completed his Six Welsh Peaks Challenge, ascending the Aran slopes from Cwm Cywarch above Dinas Mawddwy during the glorious Bank Holiday Monday weather.

Allan explains that the outcome of this success is threefold: by raising awareness and support for St Michael’s Hospice, by celebrating sixty years of marriage by climbing up the slopes of six Welsh peaks including Pen-y-Fan on the actual date of his wedding anniversary; but most importantly of all, now that his wife Angela lives with dementia, by keeping her name alive through accepting this challenge during August, the month of their anniversary.

The challenge was also threefold: to ascend six of the highest Welsh peaks, to celebrate a 60th wedding anniversary, and to achieve a target of raising £6,000 for Hereford’s Hospice. Half the target money has already been donated and Allan would be most appreciative if his personally imposed financial target could be achieved.

The video, made by Chris Smart of St Michael’s Hospice, has received 13,000 visits resulting in many well-wishing messages (especially from past pupils of Lady Hawkins’ School, Kington), including a congratulations card from the staff at Marks and Spencer Cafe in High Town, Hereford.

Allan and Angela’s previous high profile and successful challenge was achieving the new Cancer Treatment Centre in Hereford County Hospital, including the hard fought-for Radiotherapy Unit.

Although now over 80 years of age, Allan is already contemplating taking up another challenge in support of St Michael’s Hospice, Bartestree.

To view the video, click here