Lexelle Director climbs three mountains in one day for hospice


The managing director of Lexelle has completed a gruelling challenge of climbing three mountains in one day to raise money for a hospice which supports people with life-threatening illnesses.

Sharon West joined three teams from Castelan to complete the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge to fundraise for St David's Hospice Care.

The challenge, which takes in the three peaks of Wales - Snowdon in the North, Cadair Idris in mid-Wales, and Pen y Fan in the South, covers 32km and a total ascent of 2,863m.

Despite being a novice mountain climber, Sharon successfully scaled the three peaks within the allocated time helping the team raise more than £1,000 towards their fundraising goal for St David's Hospice Care.

The money will help the Wales-based hospice provide free community-based care to people with cancer or any other life-threatening illness living in Gwent and S. Powys.

Sharon, who joined Stefan Wilcox, Stuart Armstrong and Martin Napper for the climb, said she was delighted to have taken part in the charity challenge.

“It's great to be able to do something like this to help such a worthy cause like St David's Hospice Care which does such fantastic work for so many people,” she said.