Myfina Goddard, from Wrexham, to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for Nightingale House Hospice

Myfina Goddard, aged 27, has signed up to raise more than £4,000 for the Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham, which offers support for people and their families living with life-limiting illness.

With the trip currently due to take place this September, Ms Goddard has wasted no time in starting fundraising, with her colleagues and employer getting firmly behind her goal.

Myfina, who is an apprentice at Wales & West Utilities, said: “I’ve always loved walking and as a family we have always supported the wonderful efforts of Nightingale House.

“When I read about the organised trip, I decided to combine the two and signed up to the challenge.

“I’m really excited at the prospect of completing the climb of the tallest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world.”

Signing up to the challenge in October of last year, Myfina wasted no time in setting about raising money, as she held a raffle amongst colleagues based at the Wales & West Utilities’ Wrexham depot.

She was thrilled by the response, raising over £300, and even more so when her employer decided to match fund her efforts with a further £300.

She added: “To say I’m pleased is an understatement – the raffle was a great start to my fundraising, and I’m thrilled that Wales & West Utilities and my colleagues have got behind my challenge.

“I’m under no illusion as to how hard the climb will be but knowing that I will have so many people back home willing me on, will give me the positivity I need.”

Sarah Hopkins, people and engagement director at Wales & West Utilities, said: “We are committed to supporting the charitable and fundraising efforts of our colleagues and the challenge that Myfina has signed up to will be gruelling, but so rewarding and beneficial for those who rely on the services of Nightingale House – now more than ever.

“We are delighted to help kickstart her fundraising and wish Myfina all the luck with her training.”

Nightingale House Hospice provides services for individuals and their families living within North East Wales and the border areas who are living with a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness.

Bethan Scott, challenge events co-ordinator for Nightingale House Hospice, said: “Thank you Myfina for supporting us by taking on our Kilimanjaro challenge and to Wales & West Utilities for their generous match funding donations.

“This support is vital to the overall success of our fundraising, so a big thank you from everyone at Nightingale House Hospice.

“We wish Myfina and all our trekkers the very best of luck.”

To donate to Myfina’s challenge, visit