Rhyl student's Sahara trek raises £1,500 for Llandudno hospice

Published date: 25 April 2014 |
Published by: Iwan Berry 
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A YOUNG woman from Colwyn Heights completed a desert trek to raise funds for a Llandudno hospice.

Clair Jones, a student at Coleg Llandrillo's Rhyl campus, took part in a sponsored trek across the Sahara in aid of St David's Hospice in March.

She raised £1,510 pounds for the hospice through sponsorship funds and events.

The 21-year-old said: "It was quite overwhelming - I still couldn't believe that I was doing it. It wasn't what I expected. It's hard to describe it."

Clair was one of more than 20 people who took part in the challenge, backed up by a team of support vehicles.

At one point, she injured her leg and had to be carried in one of the vehicles - but was still keen to walk part of the challenge in spite of her injury.

"I hurt my leg out there and was put in a support vehicle, but I was very admant that I would do some walking. I did get out and try walking, and people told me to take it easy - everyone was so supportive."

She added that she wanted to thank everyone who supported her fundraising activities before the trip, including her mother Glenda.

Glenda said: "I'm very proud of her. I'm just so glad that I was able to help her fundraise. If I could have, I'd have gone out with her."

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