Walking height of Kilimanjaro for Community Centre

Walking the equivalent height of Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) for our Community Centre Refurbishment and village Defibrillator.

Do you want to join us to make a difference?  We are raising money to refurbish Cymau Community Centre and install a Defibrillator in the village  The Community Centre Committee operates as a Charity and 100% of all donations will go directly to the refurbishment or defibrillator. Every donation will help.

Who we are.  We are Julia and Malcolm and have been lucky enough to have lived in the Village of Cymau in Flintshire for 35 years.  Now in our 60’s and 70’s we like to think of ourselves as decrepit….I mean intrepid adventurers so are supporting this cause by walking the equivalent height of Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters ). We are doing this by walking up our local hill 59 times during January (knees permitting)!!  The hill rises 99 meters in 0.9 km and, because of its steepness, is affectionately known locally as  ‘Heart Attack Hill’ . Luckily one of our village’s First Responders lives half-way up the hill so can be on hand quickly! 

Cymau Community Centre.    The closure of our Shop, Post Office and Pub over the past few years means that Cymau Community Centre is our only facility and the heart of our village but its cold in winter and in need of re-wiring and up-dating.   We need to replace and insulate the ceiling, insulate, board and plaster the breeze block walls, replace the damaged floor covering and decorate throughout.

Cymau has been described as “A little village with a big heart” and the Centre is a vital meeting place which enables us to support one another, engage socially and, of course, have some fun.   We run a Friday Alternative Pub night which always ends with guitar players and people singing along. We have weekly Tai Chi classes, Rainbows and Brownies club, coffee and cake mornings, quizzes, regular music nights and more.  Probably our most avid supporter is Nelson, our one- eyed cat, who attends all Committee Meetings, Music nights, coffee mornings (where he hides under the table in the hope of crumbs) and has even gone to Tai Chi.


Funding – So far we have managed to raise £9,000 towards the cost but need another £15,000. As we have no choice but to remain closed it is the ideal time to get all the work done and to bring a new lease of life to our much- loved Community Centre. Our whole community would be incredibly grateful for any donation you can make, no matter how small.  When Covid-19 is finally behind us it would be amazing to open our Community Centre doors again and welcome everyone into a bright, warm, inviting space in which to reconnect with one another, party and put 2020 behind us.  Together we can do it.  Thanking you in advance.

The Challenge - We will be posting details of our progress up Kilimanjaro as we go through January.  We are on Day 9 of our challenge and have walked the hill 10 times or 990 m.  Today we walked it twice then continued on our circular walk through Llanfynydd and back to Cymau.


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  • David Parry 
    • £15 
    • 12 hrs
  • Dominic Parent 
    • £5 
    • 1 d
  • Phil Owen 
    • £30 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • £30 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • £30 
    • 2 d
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Julia Edge 
Cymau, Wales, United Kingdom
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