Pete's going to Patagonia

Yes, that's Patagonia... the place where the a Welsh colony was established in 1865 and more recently where the Top Gear presenters got into a bit of trouble (nothing new there then!). 

Pete's reasons for visiting are very different, he will be taking part in the 'Patagonia Trek with Shane Williams' in November, raising funds for Velindre Cancer Centre, this is his story: 

"As someone who quite honestly would rather take the car than walk, when the Patagonia Trek was mentioned to me I just laughed... but having experienced the devastating effects cancer can have on a family, after losing my lovely mother-in-law Jan last year, I know she would be the first person to support me doing such a challenge, so I decided to go for it!

I am so privileged to be able to take part in this trek; I am doing this fundraising alongside the brilliant Ystrad Mynach Primary School as they have pledged to raise an amazing £100,000 for Velindre Cancer Centre after they heard the inspiring story of one of their pupils who has been personally helped by the hospital. They were called to action and the Headteacher Jonathan Lloyd set a year to "make a difference" to help this amazing place.

Through the amazing medical breakthroughs and fantastic work that hospitals like Velindre does, we can have 'victory over cancer' and I am going to be doing all I can to help achieve this and will be thinking about Jan every step of the way!"

So he really is doing it, you are going to be seeing quite a few fundraising initiatives at The Eden Centre and Eden Education Centre over the next few months so any support no matter how small, or large, will be massively appreciated! If you would like to support this amazing cause here is the link to the JUST GIVING PAGE

Pete will be sharing his journey from training, fundraising and the actual trek right here so check in from time to time to see what he's up to, huge thanks in advance for your support!