Cure Leukaemia Crowns 2023 Christmas Award Winners
We celebrated the incredible achievements of the CL Family throughout 2023
Katie Smith and Mel Allison are lacing up their walking boots and taking on the largest mountain in Wales to raise vital funds for Cure Leukaemia.
Katie is following on in her husband’s footsteps, Martin Smith, who took on The Tour 21 in 2022, completing the entire 21 stages of The Tour de France.
Katie spoke about how Martin has helped to inspire her to take on her own challenge this year.
“So one of the reasons for raising money for Cure Leukaemia was because of his connection to the charity but also I was humbled by the Cure Leukaemia team, people we met and so impressed by the support and teamwork surrounding the challenge.”
The two friends will be taking on the challenge with 18 other walkers, and will be climbing up Mount Snowdon on Friday 12th May on International Nurses Day.
This will be the first time Mel and Katie have taken on a challenge like this, and will be the first time the two friends have climbed Mount Snowdon.
“Mel and I were both keen to take part in a challenge this year, we enjoy walking and the outdoors and both want to experience the mountain hiking element.
Both busy with family life it’s good to have our own challenge to focus on, keep healthy and chat whilst walking.
Mel has climbed Machu Pichu but my mountain climbs only go as far as big hills in the Lakes!”
The two are looking forward to taking on this new challenge, and are looking forward to helping to raise money for a charity close to their hearts.
“We are looking forward to a change in scenery and doing something other than our countryside dog walks (during which we often encounter fields of cows or pheasants!).
Along with a real sense of achievement and knowing we can raise some money for Cure Leukaemia at the same time and giving something back is really important to us too.”