A TREK to the summit of Snowdon is set to raise thousands of pounds for a North Wales charity caring for children with life-limiting conditions.

Supporters of T? Gobaith Children’s Hospice at Conwy and Hope House at Oswestry will make the trek on July 1.

The two hospices provide care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families from Shropshire, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales.

Organisers of the event are hoping to recruit around 300 walkers to raise at least £30,000, to help towards the running costs of the charity - it needs £6.3 million every year to keep the two hospices open.

Each walker, who has to pledge to raise £100 each, will be provided with a free T shirt, supplied by merchandising company Sional - which will be sending its own team to the top of Snowdon to help with the fund-raising.

The route will follow the Llanberis Trail, which is one of the most popular routes to the summit of the mountain, with breath taking views of the Snowdonia National Park plus Anglesey and the Irish Sea in the distance.

All those completing the nine-mile trek along the Llanberis Trail will also get a medal plus hot soup and roll. Experienced mountain guides will be along the route and at the check in points to ensure everybody stays safe.

Hope House fund-raiser Amanda Jones, said: “This is the first time that we have taken on a challenge such as the Snowdon Trek and I am thrilled that we are already seeing a great deal of interest from our supporters.

“Obviously, there are some problems over accessibility as this is a tough trek, but we will try as hard as we can to ensure that everybody who wants to take part, can.

“We are very grateful to everybody who has signed up to do the walk and would encourage others to think about doing it and so enable Hope House T? Gobaith to continuing to help and support families such as ours.”

For an information pack email fundraising@tygobaith.org.uk