Ian Golding

Ian Golding's Welsh 3000s Charity Page

Fundraising for Army Benevolent Fund
raised of £3,000 target
by 38 supporters
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The Welsh 3000 Challenge for ABF - the Soldiers Charity, 26 April 2012
Participants: The Welsh 3000 Challenge for ABF - the Soldiers Charity
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Last year, along with friends and colleagues, I was fortunate to complete the National 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of Help for Heroes and Commando 999 - two charities committed to supporting retired members of the armed forces and recuperating Marines. Conquering the mountains supported by active Marines was both inspiring and motivating.

This year I have had the amazing opportunity of experiencing (albeit it briefly and artificially) how life may have been for a newly drafted soldier being conscripted in WWII. I have a rapidly growing admiration, respect and appreciation for all those who have served our country - both out of choice, and because they had no choice. The sacrifice and commitment of our brave men and women is often taken for granted.

That is why I have decided to ccomplete the Welsh 3000s challenge (sometimes known as the Welsh 14 Peaks) to raise money for ABF - the Soldiers' Charity - http://www.soldierscharity.org/about-us/.

The Soldiers’ Charity gives lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families. They risk so much for us, but for them, it’s just doing their job. In return, the Soldiers' Charity provide financial assistance when they are in real need. They have seen a 30% rise over the past two years in applications from soldiers who have taken part in previous and current conflicts and they currently raise £7 million a year to meet this need.

The Welsh 3000s challenge consists of 15 peaks – all of which are over 3000ft in height.

The length of this challenge (from first peak to last) is about 26 miles (42 km), but including the walk to and from any start point, this will total some 30 miles (48 km). It starts at Pen-y-pass taking in Snowdon and then up, down and over 3 mountain ranges finishing in Abergwyngregyn.

The Peaks are: Crib goch, Garnedd ugain, Snowdon, Elidir fawr, Y garn, Glyder fawr, Glyder fach, Tryfan, Pen yr ole wen, Carnedd dafydd, Yr elen, Carnedd llewelyn, Foel grach, Garnedd uchaf, Foel Fras .

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