Wrexham Supporters Trust are backing Mike Peters on his 10th Anniversary of Snowdon Rocks where Mike and friends will climb to the summit to show thanks; celebrate; remember loved ones; have fun; and enjoy some music. The idea is to raise much needed funds to support people living with cancer in north Wales.
WST want as many Wrexham fans to join Mike on his walk to the summit, we know many of you will be in France following the national team in Euro 16, but hopefully those remaining at home will make the effort to join Mike and show your support for Wrexham AFC by wearing your Wrexham shirt.
Inspirational two-time cancer survivor Mike Peters will lead hundreds of trekkers up Snowdon on June 18th for an unforgettable day of music and remembrance in the beautiful surroundings of the Snowdonia National Park.
The annual summer hike up Wales’ highest peak has raised over £350,000 for North Wales’ 3 Cancer Treatment Units since being launched in 2006.
This year’s Snowdon Rocks will see local singers and music groups of all ages and all genres play before and during the hike, with Mike performing a special set in the evening at The Heights in Llanberis.
Two specially commissioned trains which are being sponsored by North Wales Rotary Clubs will take local people living with cancer and dementia to the summit of Snowdon, so they too can savour the special atmosphere.
“I’d love it if as many people as possible could join us for Snowdon Rocks on 18th June. It’s a wonderful opportunity for people to come together to have fun, enjoy some great music and the breathtaking beauty of Snowdonia while raising money to support the North Wales Cancer Services that so many local people depend on. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate, show our thanks to the great nursing and medical teams we have here in North Wales, and remember loved ones lost.”
The lead singer of ‘The Alarm’ and co-founder of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, Mike has received treatment in North Wales’ cancer units for 20 years. Funds raised will go towards new equipment in Wrexham and the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre; new equipment for community nurses and wellbeing sessions for people with cancer and their families; specialist nursing training and new facilities for the Alaw Unit in Bangor.
Details of the walk are:
• Date: 18th June 2016
• Registration: From 17:30 – 19:00 on June 17th & from 8.30am on the day at Electric Mountain Visitors Centre, LL55 4UR.
• Start: 11am for an opening speech and song from Mike Peters at Penceunant café, www.snowdoncafe.com, LL55 4UW, Click here to view the map.
• Walk route: The Llanberis Railway path • Height of the mountain: 1085 metres • Planned rest break: The Halfway House Cafe Day time concert: At the summit of Snowdon itself. Additional refreshments are available at the Eryri visitor centre.
• Timings: The walk takes approximately 3 hours at a leisurely pace, including musical stops at the half-way house and music at (or near) the summit, weather permitting.
• Charge: £20 registration per person.