CAKES, book sales and an epic mountain walk in 'atrocious' weather helped a Llanberis company staff raise £3,500 for youngsters with cancer.

Employees at the multi-national healthcare company Siemens Healthineers amassed the funds for the Caernarfon-based Gafael Llaw charity.

Workers at the Siemens Healthineers site had voted to support the charity for a year.

Established in 2013, Gafael Llaw, supports children and young people with cancer.

During 2019, Jo Jarrett, Debra Drake and Paul Williams, helped by their colleagues, arranged various fundraising events.

They included everything from a cake and a book sale to an epic walking challenge, which saw 10 members of staff walking from the summit of Snowdon to Caernarfon castle.

Professor Dr Fraser Logue, Vice President and Managing Director, of Siemens Healthineers said: “Our staff were inspired by the great work of Gafael Llaw.

"The work of this local charity pushed people up mountains in atrocious weather and brought out the bakers in an army of staff.

"I am incredibly proud of the money raised by our staff for such an important cause.”

Gafael Llaw provides direct support for Dewi Ward in Ysbyty Gwynedd.

It is also supports Alder Hey in Liverpool and CLIC Sargent charity. The charity is run by volunteers.

Gafael Llaw Chairman Iwan Trefor Jones added: “We can’t thank the staff at Siemens Healthineers enough for their phenomenal fundraising efforts. For a site that employs 400 plus members of staff it’s an incredible amount of money.

“We are very lucky as a charity to have the support of companies like Siemens Healthineers fundraising on our behalf, and we appreciate them choosing Gafael Llaw.

"This is extra special to us as we were chosen by a staff vote, and seeing the enthusiasm, determination and drive of those staff who arranged and took part in the fundraising activities really means a lot.

“We have recently funded a sensory room and new ventilator machine at Ward Dewi, Ysbyty Gwynedd. With continued support of companies such as Siemens Healthineers in Llanberis we can achieve so much more to ensure the best possible care and facilities for children with cancer in north Wales. Watch the space!”

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