SUPPORTER Katie-May Williams, age 24 from Conwy, wanted to do something to raise funds for local children’s charity and voluntary adoption agency, Adoption Matters so she set herself a very tough task.. to walk 21 miles from Colwyn Bay to Bangor in just one day.
On Saturday, October 1, Katie-May completed her amazing challenge, with the support of her friend Samantha Jones, walking 21 miles in just over seven hours. Katie-May said after achieving her goal: “I cannot believe it!! A lot of aches and pains but it is all worth it for such an amazing charity.
“Lucky enough for me I found my forever family at the age of three months old and will be forever grateful. Supporting a charity that is close to not only me but my family is something I have wanted to do for a while, and I wanted to raise enough money to make a difference to children and their new awaiting families”.
Katie-May smashed her £400 goal and has raised £515 so far with the donations still rolling in!
Adoption Matters Chief Executive Susy White commented: “We are so grateful to Katie-May for taking on this challenge which she kindly put together herself. The money she has raised really will make a difference in helping us support more children and families. Thank you”
Adoption Matters is a children’s charity and one of the largest voluntary adoption agencies in the UK. Their head office is based in Chester and they cover parts of Wales. The charity has been finding permanent, loving families for children since 1947 and offers ongoing training and support to adopter families, birth families and adopted adults. The charity covers the whole of the North of England, North Wales, Stoke, Staffordshire, Shropshire.
If you would like to contribute to Katie-May’s fundraising page visit: https://gofund.me/2d234616
To find out more about Adoption Matters visit: www.adoptionmatters.org