Twin sisters from Gobowen are set to take on a charity challenge in memory of their mum, who died suddenly this year.

Gobowen sisters Joanne and Helen Roberts, alongside their friends Sam Roberts, Sarah Faulks, Marina Evans and Nia Mckeown, are attempting the Age Appropriate Challenge, a triathlon in memory of their mum, Ros Davies who died at the age of 76.

Joanne said: “We get together regularly and have done a few charity challenges and our friend Sam, who is always driving us to do crazy events, suggested doing something like this in memory of mum, and we’ve called it the ‘Age Appropriate Challenge’ ” .

The six of them will tackle the challenge over a number of days in June, as they cycle around Lake Vyrnwy twice, canoe from the Trevor Basin to Llangollen and then walk from St Martins to Llangollen over three days.


“We wouldn’t be able to do all of it in one go, so we have separated out the events, but it’s going to be quite the challenge for us,” she added.

Ros loved children and she was always contributing and supporting Hope House over the years, so her daughters are trying to do everything they can to keep her traditions.

“Mum always said how amazing it was Hope House was there and how surprising it was how many local people need the care they offer,” Joanne said.

Fundraising Team Leader Lynsey Kilvert wished the ladies good luck and praised them on their drive to help local sick children.

She said: “Without fundraising like this from our wonderful supporters we simply wouldn’t be able to be here for the children and families that need us the most.”

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