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Kocho raise £1,500 for St David's Hospice with 3 Peaks walk in Wales

Lewis Coburn

Head of Marketing

Published: 11 April 2024

Kocho’s team of intrepid explorers descended on Abergavenny, Wales, on 23 March. Walking 10 miles, 30,000 steps, and 2,000 feet, they raised more than £1,500 for St David’s Hospice as part of the South Wales 3 Peaks Challenge.

An amazing and rewarding day was had by all, as Kocho’s team of 15 walkers braved the elements on the South Wales 3 Peaks Challenge, on 23 March 2024.

And boy were there elements to brave.

Billy Connolly once said there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad choice of clothing.

But what’s the best choice of clothing to combat sun, rain, hail, freezing gale force winds, and the occasional flurry of snow?

About the event

The South Wales 3 Peaks Challenge was first held in March 1963 and was designed for less experienced walkers who wanted to test their powers of endurance and skill at map reading.

It’s now the oldest challenge walk in the UK.

For 2024 our team of mixed ability walkers selected the Bronze Route, which was a circular walk of about 10 miles and 2,000 feet of ascent. Starting in Abergavenny the route loops round to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain, before descending back into Abergavenny.

The team set off at 9am with a picturesque walk to Abergavenny Castle, over the River Usk on a medieval stone arch bridge. The calm before the literal storm.

From there, they made for Sugar Loaf Mountain, plotting their way along the west side route.

The path to the summit is a steep one, and plenty of drink and rest stops were needed along the way.

But despite the uneven ground and a sampling of weather from each of the four seasons, the team made it to the top. Happy, tired, and taking in the spectacular views across the South Wales countryside, the team celebrated in style.

And with the aid of the Kocho flag, just to prove they’d made it.

Personal achievements and proud fundraising

For some members of the team, this was their first venture to the top of a mountain. Making it a huge and memorable achievement.

And an achievement made all the more special from the fact that their efforts managed to raise more than £1,500 in support of St David’s Hospice.

The South Wales based charitable organisation provide an extraordinary service within the community, helping people at the time they need it most.

The hospice deliver comprehensive palliative care to more than 3,200 patients and their families, providing support and assistance to those living with and facing up to life-limiting illness.

If you’d like to donate to St David’s Hospice, then please visit our Just Giving page.

Kocho is proud to be a people-first place to work. If you’d like to see if your next career move could be a Kocho one, take a look at our careers page.

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Lewis Coburn

Lewis Coburn is Kocho’s Head of Marketing. Lewis is committed to leveraging his expertise to not only make Kocho a household name, but to also establish it as the premier name in the identity, mobility, connectivity, and security sphere.

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