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The conveyancing industry, spearheaded by the Conveyancing Association (CA), has launched a mountaineering challenge to raise over £50,000.00 for the Ty Hafan children’s hospice.
The Matterhorn Challenge will involve Convey Law Conveyancer, Geraint Aubrey, climbing the iconic Matterhorn Mountain in the Swiss Alps. The Matterhorn is over 4,000 metres high and represents a significant mountaineering challenge. Last year Geraint climbed three peaks, including the Eiger in the Bernese Alps, and raised over £15,000.00 for Cancer Research UK.
Conveyancing Association Operations Director, Lloyd Davies, commented as follows:-
“The Conveyancing Association is delighted to be sponsoring such a fantastic challenge and such a worthwhile cause as Ty Hafan. The hospice provides respite care for terminally ill children and their families and requires a minimum of £3.7 million per annum from private fundraising to survive. We have asked all of our 50 plus CA Members to contribute to the Challenge if possible, with a view to kick starting Geraint’s quest with a £10,000.00 donation.
We would like everyone in the conveyancing industry to get involved and make a donation if possible. Industry stakeholders such as The Bold Group, The Society of Licensed Conveyancers, Today’s Conveyancer, Inside Conveyancing and Estate Agent Today have all agreed to back the challenge.
We are looking to achieve sponsorship through Conveyancers, Search Providers, Mortgage Lenders and Estate Agents.”
Geraint will be preparing for his challenge by climbing three Welsh peaks including Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen-y-Fan in one day on the 20th June, with his work colleagues from Convey Law. Geraint will also be training with Cardiff City FC and the Newport Gwent Dragons rugby team in order to prepare himself for his quest.
“I am delighted to be able to support such a wonderful charity as the Ty Hafan Children’s hospice. I have been engaged with the hospice for some time and they provide a fantastic service both to the children and the families that they care for. I am really excited about the prospect of climbing The Matterhorn and engaging the whole of the conveyancing industry in raising a significant amount of money for this wonderful charity.”
The Matterhorn Challenge is a prelude to the launch of the Conveyancing Foundation in September of this year. The Conveyancing Foundation is a registered charity designed to raise funds for charitable causes via the conveyancing industry. The Foundation will look to encompass and build on their successes of the Convey Law Free Legal Fee Lottery Competition, which has raised over £260,000.00 for charity over the course of the last 5 years.
Alison Stallard from Ty Hafan commented:
“We are thrilled that the conveyancing industry is supporting the Ty Hafan hospice. We wish Geraint and the team the very best of luck with the Challenge and we will do everything possible on our part to support and promote those companies that support the Challenge. On behalf of the children, their families and everyone at the Hospice, thank you for your wonderful support.”