30 in 30 Challenge
Canolfan Brailsford’s Alan Owen has set himself his next fundraising challenge, which is to walk Snowdonia’s highest 15 peaks TWICE in 30 hours.
Along with friends Stephen Edwards, Phil Jones, Gwyn Griffiths, Hannah Hughes, Dewi Ferreo and Welsh TV presenter and marathon runner Lowri Morgan, the team hope to complete the challenge on 26-27 July. The challenge aims to raise awareness of Awyr Las and #TeamIrfon, and raise funds for Hospice at Home Gwynedd & Anglesey.
Alan has been involved in many fundraising activities for local cancer charities over the years, including running the gruelling Snowdon Marathon six times in six consecutive days and running around 112 miles of the Anglesey Coastal Path in 24 hours.
This year’s challenge will be especially poignant, as the team’s friend, Irfon Williams, sadly lost his fight against cancer in May. Mr Williams had used his fight with cancer to highlight the plight of cancer patients in Wales, and also to raise funds for treatment.
So far, Alan has raised over £20,000 for the #TeamIrfon and the #HawliFyw campaigns by taking part in a number of gruelling physical challenges, including the Wales Ironman Triathlon and the London Marathon.
To sponsor Alan, visit the 30in30Challenge JustGiving page.
Publication date: 12 July 2017