Walks for Charities by SWCP Association Members
Are you a member planning a walk along the Coast Path for charity? Send us details and we'll add your walk to this page. Once you've completed your walk, send us a photo and a report and we'll include these as well.
Patrick Devine-Wright, of Hemyock in the Blackdown Hills, Devon, is planning a record breaking attempt to run the entire length of the South West Coast Path in April. The current record to complete the path is 14 days and 14 hours. He will be raising funds for three chosen charities, one of which is the South West Coast Path Association.
Devon Air Ambulance and the Wave Project in Cornwall will also get a share of his sponsorship. To track his progress, you can follow him on Twitter @barefoot_pdq and to donate visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/devinewright
Mel and Alfie
My wife Heidi died last year after a long, brave and painful struggle with cancer. I would like people to sponsor me to walk the 90 miles of Devon and Dorset coastline between the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital in Exeter and St Catherine's Church at Holworth in Dorset. The idea is to raise money which will be equally divided between the Charitable Trusts of Northampton General Hospital and the R D & E.
She was treated during her illness mainly at Northampton General, but when she was taken ill two months before her death, while we were visiting Devon, she received such wonderful care at the Royal Devon & Exeter that I wanted to raise funds for them as well as NGH. The money we raise will help to continue and improve the care that people suffering from cancer receive at Exeter and Northampton.
We both loved the coastline of Dorset and East Devon, spending many happy days and weeks there, and so Heidi's ashes were scattered at St Catherine's Church on top of the cliffs at Holworth, looking out over Portland Bay.
So I will be walking the coastal path with our dog Alfie starting on 16th April 2015, passing through the places on the coast that we both loved, through Sidmouth and Lyme Regis and West Bay and Portland and Weymouth, to arrive at Holworth on the 23rd April on the anniversary of her death.
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I will be very grateful for any donation you feel able to give.
Mel and Alfie