Business backs Coast Path stomp for charity

Businesses in the South West are pledging their support for the South West Coast Path Association, including well known hoteliers Alex & Olga Polizzi, by taking part in the charity’s flagship fundraising event to help raise vital funds.

Taking place this October, the South West Coast Path Challenge invites walkers and runners of all ages and levels of ability, to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves by walking a stretch (any length) and donating to help protect its future.

Businesses are invited to set their own challenge or take part in one of the organised walks, including a 10-mile walk with Alex and Olga Polizzi on the Roseland peninsula on Monday 10th October or another 10-mile stretch of Coast Path from Durlston Castle to South Haven Point on Saturday October 29th.

South West Water is the lead sponsor of the Association’s work and is heavily supporting the challenge with 100 members of staff signed up to complete their own challenge throughout the month.

Alan Hyde, Head of Communications at South West Water said:

“We’re delighted to support the South West Coast Path Challenge, which is raising funds for the essential maintenance work that enables us all to enjoy the path. We’re delighted that up to 100 South West Water staff will be walking sections of the path in October and raising sponsorship for it – a wonderful opportunity to give something back while enjoying the stunning scenery of the coast path.”

Bartons solicitors are also taking part in a huge way in 2016 and encouraging all staff in all four offices to join together and participate in a challenge of their choice to raise money for both the path and The Fisherman’s Mission.

Rebecca and Howard from the Kingsbridge office have already signed themselves up for their own tremendous personal challenge with the aim of covering 65 miles (the distance between their Plymouth and Totnes offices) within 24 hours.

Rebecca Weare, Solicitor said;

“Members of staff are completing various challenges as there’s a walk to suit all ages and levels of ability from a seafront stroll to a clifftop climb. It’s not about how fit you are, it’s the taking part that matters and every mile counts.

“The Coast Path is a fantastic natural local resource and the challenge is a great way for us as a business to bring our staff together to enjoy our beautiful local countryside and at the same time raise money to support two really worthwhile charities. The South West Coast Path benefits our local community in many ways and I feel that it is really important that we do what we can to support the work that goes on behind the scenes to enable everyone to keep on using it”.

To register for the Challenge visit the event website (see below) or call 01752 896237.

Published on: Oct. 7, 2016