Coast to Coast walk

by | 8 May 2023 | Local Charity, Notice, Rotherham

What started off as a summer adventure idea between a group of friends who enjoy a good walk at the weekend has now turned into a charity walk for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Conner Wesley, Rob Pryke, Craig Edwards, Matt Whitehead, Corey Mangham, Chris Daley, Danny Bearman, and Caleb Wedge are all set to take on the 192-mile Coast to Coast walk from the Irish Sea, through the Lake District onto the Yorkshire Dales, across the North Yorkshire Moors and finally finishing at Robin Hood’s Bay and the North Sea.

The lads are all relatively fit and young(ish!), but they know that this challenge is going to be extremely difficult. Their goal is to finish the whole thing in nine and a half days – rather than the 12 to 14 day recommended time – averaging over 20 miles a day and wild camping every day, all while carrying all their gear!

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is a local charity that opened its doors in September 2008 with a vision to help families in the area who wanted an alternative to hospital care. They support children and young adults whose lives tragically are just too short. They will help every family who needs them to make the most amazing memories.

The walking group has set up a JustGiving page as one of the many ways they plan to raise as much money possible: If you are able to donate, whatever you can afford – no matter how small – will be greatly appreciated.

Any small / local business owners who would be able to put a little bit more in would be great – and the group will be displaying company logos / names on the backs of their t-shirts and on a banner all the way.

A little closer to the time, they will be putting sponsor forms and collection buckets in shops, local businesses and pubs around Maltby.

As a welcome home party / fundraiser there will be an event at The Brooklands Club in Maltby where the lads intend to have a final push for donations. There will be live outdoor music, bouncy castles, face painting, raffles, burger van etc.