Llamau Supporter Laurie Brophy

This June, we are honouring the life and legacy of Laurence Brophy, one of Llamau's most ardent supporters. Laurence, or Laurie as he was affectionately known, was a tireless fundraiser and advocate for our organisation, dedicating his time and resources to support young people and women experiencing homelessness in Wales. 

Throughout his years of support, Laurie raised over £14,000 for Llamau, utilising his incredible physical abilities to take on some of the most challenging fundraising activities. His efforts included ultra-marathons, scaling the Welsh three peaks, and cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, an achievement that we believe makes him the oldest person ever to complete this challenge at 88! 

Laurie's work with Llamau is a testament to the positive impact that individuals can have when they dedicate their time and resources to support charitable causes. His generosity and advocacy have made a real difference in the lives of countless people in Wales, and his ongoing support serves as an inspiration to others who want to make a positive impact in their communities. 

In honour of Laurie's memory, his daughter Katy is inviting that we all take part in the Laurie Brophy Memorial Challenge, by selecting a fundraising challenge of our own choice to raise money for Llamau.  

Katy and her family are going to walk the 3 Welsh Peaks, Pen Y Fan, Cadair Idris and Snowdon as this was Laurie’s last challenge (when he was 89!) The Snowdon walk will be on the 16th June, the anniversary of Laurie’s death and they will be scattering some of his ashes too.

On the other side of the world, on the very same day Katy’s sister Sam will be walking the circumference of a Volcano in Christchurch New Zealand.

Katy’s mum Ruth is also joining in and will be doing a section of the Taff Trail, another one of Laurie’s achievements was to complete this in his 80’s.

Katy says
“We will all be reporting and celebrating our achievements on Laurie’s Facebook Memorial Page in order to share with others and hopefully pay forward the inspiration Laurie gave us.  We don’t have his super powers but we do share the enjoyment and passion Laurie had for a personal challenge, and now understand the joy Laurie found in having a goal to work towards. We are all already benefiting from being fitter, happier and healthier as a result!”

 This challenge is an opportunity to continue Laurie's legacy of support for those facing homelessness and really make a difference to people’s lives. 

Laurie did not want a funeral, but we can continue his work and support Llamau by participating in this challenge. Let us come together to celebrate Laurie's life and carry on his spirit of generosity and advocacy for supporting others. 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lauriebrophypencoed/

Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/team/lauriesmemorialchallenge