On Saturday 23rd July we held our first Cerebra Sleep Walk to the top of Pen-y-fan in the Brecon Beacons. The moonlit walk was held to raise awareness and funds for our Sleep Service.
Our intrepid walkers gathered at 7pm and, following a safety briefing from the mountain rescue team, grabbed a glow stick and set off on the climb to the summit. There was a real feeling of camaraderie with everyone supporting each other, giving encouragement and moral support when needed.
As night drew in at the summit Cerebra Ambassador and mum, Tor Goodman, gave a powerful speech about just why Cerebra’s Sleep Service is so vital. This was followed by a mountain top auction of prizes donated by local businesses – this may be a world record for the highest altitude auction ever held (awaiting confirmation by Guinness World Records!).
There was time for a great group photo lit by an illuminated SLEEP sign made by our Innovation Centre, before descending in the darkness with torches and glow-sticks to light the way.
We all know that sleep deprivation can make us feel like we’re climbing a mountain but can never reach the top. We understand that, for families with children with a brain condition, sleep deprivation is a part of life and a continuous mountain to climb. Our Sleep Service supports families to get a good night’s sleep.
Thanks to everyone who joined in the walk and who sponsored those who did – you support is very much appreciated.
The walk was such a success that we are planning another night-time adventure in the Yorkshire area and will be announcing next year’s Pen-y-Fan date soon.