The Safe Foundation is looking for volunteers to take part in Wales’ longest and toughest sponsored walk – a 200-mile trek from the Welsh capital, Cardiff, Wales’ biggest city, to the it’s smallest city, St Davids in Pembrokeshire.
The Cardiff-based charity, that mentors young people in the UK and gets them involved in projects that help people living in poverty around the world, is hoping to raise £15,000 toward a health and education centre in southern India to be named in honour of its co-founder, Lucy Dickenson, who was sadly killed in a car crash in 2012.
Those brave enough to take part will walk 20-miles a day along some of Wales’ most beautiful coastline with a support team setting up a campsite each night for them to rest their weary legs.
After ten days, the walk will end and the brave walkers will gain free entry to the Blue Lagoon festival being held in St David’s at the time.
Safe is looking for up to 12 people to take part and to get themselves sponsored for the trek.
The walk follows last year’s successful event, which saw eight people take part raising £7,000 for Safe and its work in the process.
This year’s walk starts at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre on Wednesday, May 23 and finishes at St David’s Cathedral more than 200 miles and ten days later.
Safe volunteer coordinator, Angela Bettany, said this year’s walk would be a real challenge, but one that was set to raise money for a brilliant cause.
Angela commented: “It’s hard to think of a tougher, but more enjoyable charity challenge in Wales. It is most certainly not for the fainthearted.
“But everyone who took part last year had a fantastic time and experienced a real sense of achievement. There was a real feeling of camaraderie by the end with everyone pulling together to make it through.
“This time around things are even more important. The money raised will go to a cause close to our hearts, the Lucy Memorial Centre, which is set to provide vital health and education needs to some of southern India’s poorest communities.”
One of last year’s walkers, Carys Hudd, 37, commented:
“My motivation wavered at times, but without fail, we all mucked in as a team and kept going. It was one of the hardest, but also the most rewarding experiences I’ve been a part of.”
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