Snowdon SunRaise with Reuben's Retreat - August 2022

Snowdon SunRaise with Reuben’s Retreat – August 2022

Date/Time: 21/08/2022, All Day Location: Snowdon, Llanberis

An extra special Snowdon SunRaise with Reuben’s Retreat

for Reuben’s Angelversary


August 2022 will be 10 years since Reuben moved to Heaven and the charity was founded in his memory following his families devastating loss.


You are all invited to join an extra special Snowdon Sunrise with Reuben’s Retreat, which promise to be a wonderful, emotional and spiritual adventure for making memories with special friends and this amazing charity.


About Reuben’s Retreat

Reuben’s Retreat is a charity which was born in memory of Reuben Michael Graham who tragically passed away aged 23 months.  Their mission is to relieve the distress of families who have suffered the bereavement of a child or have a child suffering from a life limiting/threatening illness.

The charities vision is-
Walking side-by-side, offering emotional and practical support to families bereaved of a child or those that have a life limited/threatened child and may face an uncertain future. Enabling them to create memories cocooned in the sanctuary of Reuben’s Retreat underpinned by our army of love and compassionate hearts.

Reuben’s Retreat is a place to Relax, Recharge, Remember, Rebuild, built on an army of love and compassion.

Every step you take on this amazing challenge will raise vital funds to help this charity in their mission to relieve the distress of families who have suffered the bereavement of a child or have a child suffering from a life limiting/threatening illness.


Is the challenge is for you?

Snowdon Sunrise

If you are of a reasonable fitness and can walk 3-4 hours comfortably with some hill walking experience then this challenge is for you. Some experience of night time walking would be useful but not essential.

All sunrise walkers should be 14 and over and any under 18’s should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you are not sure about fitness levels but are committed to put in some training over the next few months we have specially designed Training Plans to help you along the way.

Sorry, no dogs.

This is an example itinerary, exact details will be sent to you in your event information pack 2 weeks before the event.

Please note this is the early hours of SUNDAY morning (so you need to travel over Saturday night)

1.30am – Meet at Padarn Lake Hotel in Llanberis

2.15 – Welcome and meet your leaders

2.30am – Start walking

6am – Reach summit (sunrise 6.05am)

9.30am – Complete your challenge


At the end of your challenge you will return to The Padarn Lake Hotel for a celebration and refreshments.

As part of the Reuben's Retreat team you will get:

  • Qualified, experienced mountain leaders with you all the way (ratio 1:8 or less)
    Full ‘ground’ support during your event
  • Kit and Training advice
  • Fundraising Pack – advice and ideas
  • Friendly support on the end of the phone/email to answer any questions running up to your event
  • Information Pack 2-4 weeks before
  • Tea/Coffee and Breakfast Baps at the end of your walk

How much will it cost?



You can secure your place for a deposit of £25. The remainder will be due May 2022.



We are asking each participant to fundraise £123 for this event which is paid directly to the charity. You will be sent details on how to set up a fundraising page and link it to the charity page for this event.

Each challenge will follow the Llanberis Path to ascend and descend Snowdon (or Yr Wyddfa to use its Welsh name).

From the summit either at sunrise or during the day (weather permitting) you’ll enjoy some of the most beautiful views on earth.

You can find out more about Snowdon and the Llanberis Path here.




945 metres

Walking Distance

9 miles/14.6km

Memories from Snowdon SunRaise with Reuben’s Retreat

The first Snowdon SunRaise was an amazing experience for everyone involved. Here are some of the comments we received:

“…a sunrise delivered on Angel wings, one of the most spiritual, miraculous and uplifting experiences ever .. I will remember it and all of you, all of my days”

“It was a privilege to be part of such a spiritual and emotional adventure, the angels did us proud with such an amazing sunrise.”

“Wow! What an achievement! so proud to be part of your special journey with such inspirational people.”

“Woweeee. Amazing… I’m still blown away by the whole experience xx”

And from a member of our team: “Thank you for letting me work that amazingly special job Friday night, for such an amazing cause, it will be one I remember for a long time to come”

If you are not able to join us for this walk and would like to make a donation to Reuben’s Retreat you can do so by clicking on the DONATE button below.

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