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Centrica Barry Power Station Team - Elsa Mitchem, Ben Reynolds, Andy Davies and Steve Everitt are taking on the Trekfest Beacons 2014 Challenge on 7th June.

We will complete 29 miles in 12 hours crossing the highest peaks in the Beacons including Pen y Fan (886m), Corn Du (873m) and Cribyn (795m).

Our aim is to raise funds for a local child called Felix who needs our help.

Felix is a very happy and cheeky 22 month old with a very rare genetic brain disorder called lissencephaly and miller-dieker syndrome. Lissencepahly literally translates to ‘smooth brain’ meaning that during pregnancy his brain didn’t fully develop the full six layers a normal functioning brain has, but instead has only four. This condition impacts in ways many of us take for granted, like swallowing food for example or even holding up your own head.

Felix's mum and dad had almost 48 hours of normality with their newborn before being told that there was something wrong and then at 3 months having the diagnosis that their baby boy would never walk or talk and most children with this condition won’t see past infancy. In spite of this Felix continues to surprise his medical team and family. His smiles and cheeky grins leave an impression on everyone who meets him.

In order for Felix to make as much progress as possible, his family work closely with the NHS and a network of therapists to try to build his strength so that one day he may be able to roll over, hold a toy and even sit on his own. With the help of the NHS he is responding extremely well and always progressing but unfortunately the amount of time the therapists are able to give him just isn’t enough to meet his needs so we are raising funds for Tree of Hope to give him the best possible therapy and specialist equipment.

Thank you for supporting and helping us raise funds for Felix, a truly miraculous little boy!

Raising money for

Tree of Hope

Tree of Hope

Charity Registration No. 1149254 In Scotland SC042611

Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives. England & Wales 1043092 Scotland SCO4261 http://www.treeofhope.org.uk

Donations 67

Donation by The Grey One on 13/06/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done on making it to the end, didn't think you would!

Donation by Ken & Angela on 12/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Nice one Ben - a great cause!

Donation by Gaz and Angie on 11/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Owain on 11/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Your aches, blisters and sweat are just in time for Felix to have a fab 2nd Birthday! A fantastic effort by all, especially my Manbear! Love you xxx

Donation by Nikki & Luna-Cub on 10/06/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Never thought you could do it. Well done!

Donation by Len on 10/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Catherine and Thomas on 09/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Grandma and Papa on 09/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by The Kennedy's on 09/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Janny - Ben's nan on 09/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anne Youde on 09/06/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Nic, Ollie, meg and Lili x on 09/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 08/06/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations to Elsa and the team on a great achievement. X

Donation by The Hollins' on 08/06/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Good luck Andrew

Donation by Emyr & Angharad x on 07/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck to you all

Donation by Dai Lougher on 07/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hope it went well

Donation by Mark on 06/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

So the day is nearly upon you Good Luck just keep telling yourselves there's no such thing as bad weather only the wrong clothing !! ENJOY IT.

Donation by Andrew Mitchem on 06/06/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Can't afford to sponsor you more because you sacked me! No hard feelings :(

Donation by Tigga on 04/06/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

29 miles Mr Davies.......no stopping for BEER.......I'll give ya a pound a mile and drink the beer for you.

Donation by Tony Dart on 03/06/14

£29.00

+ £7.25 Gift Aid

Good luck from James King (who is also trainee crew at RNLI with Ben) and everyone at Verde Coffee!

Donation by Verde Coffee on 03/06/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

You'll be fine, just a stroll in the park!!

Donation by Ken James on 03/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Jen Payne on 03/06/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck Andrew

Donation by Diane on 03/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Cuz

Donation by Estelle & Big Nose on 03/06/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,683.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,683.00
  • Gift Aid£403.25

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