Update: TWENTY-TWO members of staff at a plant nursery in Hereford have this month (June, 2014) raised £4,500 for a children’s charity by taking part in a 30 mile sponsored walk.
“The walk took us through the stunning Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside from Ludlow to Kington. It was a real challenge for us due to the weather conditions. We tackled torrential rain and thunder and lighting. This resulted in thick, muddy paths and very slippery banks. The sun did come out for a while and lifted our spirits. There were some steep climbs but the views were amazing.
“It took us 15 hours to complete and we were all shattered come the end. It was a great team building exercise and we are glad that we all managed to finish it together. People can still sponsor us by visiting our JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/teams/Wyevale.”
The original story:
Sponsor Adam Dunnett and a team of 20 from Wyevale as they set out at 5.30 tomorrow on their 30 mile trek across the hills of Shropshire & Herefordshire on the Mortimer Trail. They have already raised £2500 for Greenfingers.
Adam wrote recently, “On the 7th June about 20 of us from Wyevale are hoping to complete the Mortimer Trail, a 30 mile sponsored walk to raise money for a children’s charity.
“The challenge is in aid of Greenfingers, which is dedicated to creating gardens at children’s hospices nationwide. We hope to raise over £1000.
“The trek starts at Ludlow Castle, Shropshire and ends (we hope!) at Kington, Herefordshire. 30 miles (48km, which is nearly 50 & that’s a lot!), a maximum ascent of 1,400ft, a total ascent of 3,700ft (higher than Snowdon!) & we will be walking for around 15 hours (& apparently no pub stops??!).
“If you would like to sponsor me then you can visit our JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/teams/Wyevale. It is for a fantastic cause and if you can spare a few £’s it will be very gratefully received & incredibly well spent. (It would make the blisters worthwhile!!).”
The weather forecast for Saturday – Thunderstorms!