Scaling the heights Snowdon – the highest mountain in Wales – is a a tough call for Angela Carmon.
But thoughts of her Happy House sponsor child, Neema, will keep her smiling as with every step she takes, she will be raising money, for our family.
.Angie, 51, who is activities coordinator at Lakeland View Care Centre, will be tackling Snowdon, her debut climb, on Sunday, with support from her son.
“ I climbed Ayers Rock in Australia when I was a teenager, other than that have not climbed a mountain, but I am confident I will complete it - climbing for the Happy House will give me the determination I need and I am inspired by the work that goes on there which will then boost me to the top!” said Angie.
Angie is planning to volunteer with us this summer and is aiming to raise £1000.
She said: “The Happy House is a fantastic cause to raise money for with Sue and the team doing a fantastic job to give neglected children a happy life.
"Sponsoring a child at the Happy House allows us to follow the life of our particular child, to see her grow and enjoy life.
"We can see where our money goes and what it does for the life of the child we sponsor. We are able to communicate with her and send her photos and gifts. In return the Happy House communicate back to us how she is doing, school reports and photos etc
“When we chose to sponsor a child from the Happy House we requested a young child or baby as we wanted to be in for the long haul.
"Neema is two and a half and we have been able to watch her grow since we started sponsoring last year. That we are able to communicate with her and watch the benefits of sponsorship go to a great cause is fulfilling.
“We look forward to watching Neema grow and mature under the watchful and loving eyes of the staff at this wonderful house. Neema is part of our family and look forward to being part of her life over the years ahead.
"We can see exactly where our money goes - direct to the children who need it.
“To read the daily blog, sometimes written by some of the older children, and see photos and videos is inspiring. Sue and her wonderful home gives these children a happy life and to watch them grow and mature is just amazing.”
Climbing Snowdon, which is described as the “friendliest” of the three highest peaks in the UK, will be challenging for Angie, but she is determined to do it.