Eleri took part in our 2016 ‘Love in Every Step’ Trek to Romania which raised more than £32,000 for the work of Hope and Homes for Children.
“Having lost a good friend to cancer quite recently, I was determined to improve my fitness and make the most of opportunities, as they arose. So when I got an email about the challenge in January, it just seemed like too good a chance to miss – a goal for my fitness regime and a way to raise money for a fab charity at the same time. The opportunity to see the work of Hope and Homes for myself was also a deciding factor.
“One highlight for me was reaching the top of the mountain. (Two years earlier I had been getting out of breath climbing one flight of stairs – now I had climbed my first ever mountain! Amazing).
“Another was the happy atmosphere in the Small Group Home we visited, where children with special needs who used to live in an orphanage, are able to grow up in a family-like environment. I’d recommend the trip to anyone.”