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Karen & Kyle climb Pen Y Fan

On the 19th of June, Karen and Kyle climbed Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, to raise funds for Ategi. Their efforts were a great success, and they managed to raise over £300!

It was a lovely sunny day, and Karen and Kyle enjoyed the spectacular views from the top. For Kyle, this visit to Wales was particularly special, as it brought back happy memories from his teenage years. During the climb, Kyle shared stories about his life and how Ategi's Shared Lives services and carers had been instrumental in his journey. The support he received from Ategi and his carers led him to live happily and independently. Kyle still keeps in touch with one of his carers and values the opportunity to help them with small chores.

Kyle's journey with Ategi began during a challenging period when he found himself sofa-surfing between family members. He was trapped in a difficult situation and felt he had no one to turn to. It was at this low point that Kyle decided it was time to make a change.

Meeting some of the staff at Ategi was a big relief for Kyle. He found there someone was always there to help and this had a massive impact on his life during a tricky time. His supportive carers made an unforgettable impression, helping him move forward positively.

Now, Kyle has his lives independently in his own flat and is very happy. He encourages anyone struggling with similar challenges to talk to someone and seek help.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated, and to everyone who has supported Kyle and Ategi. And of course a huge congratulations to Karen and Kyle for their successful climb and for raising over £300! Well done!

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Karen and Kyle at the top of Pen Y Fan.

Kyle at the top of Pen Y Fan.

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