Employees from Vaultex UK in Woolston scaled the heights in May as they climbed Mount Snowdon in aid of their colleague’s daughter.
Armed with waterproofs, walking boots and lots of snacks, employees, friends and family members conquered the highest peak in Wales to raise over £3,000 for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.
The workmates have organised a number of charity events in the past, but chose CLDF this year after hearing about Mike’s daughter Sylvie.
“A year ago my daughter and I went to our local GP to look into a possible dietary problem that was causing her to be bloated in her abdominal area” explains Mike. “After a blood test we were consulted by Leeds Children’s Hospital where she was diagnosed with ‘chronic liver disease’ (Sclerosing Cholangitis) – a rare condition with no cure as of yet.
“It was put to my wife and I that in the near future she would have to have a liver transplant. After the initial shock and tears we have slowly come to terms with managing her condition with medicine and love.”
After putting the idea around at work they received a great response, and 17 employees joined the climbing team, with family and friends bringing the total to 30 – including Sylvie herself!
On behalf of the children and families we work with, CLDF extends a huge thank you and congratulations to all at Vaultex who have helped raise this fantastic amount. It will help to fund CLDF’s support, information and research programmes, ensuring that children and families continue to receive help and support when they need it most.
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