HoH Campaign: Trek-tastic plan
A TEAM of walkers from Soham and Little Downham will be taking part in a mammoth cross-border 270-mile, 10-day trek in support of our Help Our Hospice Campaign. The group of four all work for Wates Construction, one of the largest privately-owned constru
A TEAM of walkers from Soham and Little Downham will be taking part in a mammoth cross-border 270-mile, 10-day trek in support of our Help Our Hospice Campaign.
The group of four all work for Wates Construction, one of the largest privately-owned construction companies in the country, and they have set themselves an incredible target of raising £200,000 for EACH with their hike across the Pennine Way in June.
Wates project manager Robert Setchwell said plans for the gruelling 270-mile walk were prompted by our campaign, launched last week.
"The walk works out to a marathon a day over the course of 10 days, starting in Edale, going through the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland and ending up in Kirk Yetholm in Scotland."
Mr Setchwell will be joined by John Norton, 38, Richard Pettit, 49, and Hughie Cafferkey, 54, who will be acting as the group's safety fallback.
The team will soon be approaching all of their suppliers and contractors from sponsorship for the trek.
- 1 21st century agreement on future of 17th century pub
- 2 ‘It’s sadly coming to a natural end’ - restaurant to close its doors by August
- 3 Village barn struck by arsonists in 4am blaze
- 4 ‘It’s been very rewarding’ - Letizia amazed by support for La Strega
- 5 Littleport 'hit and run' on Victoria Street
- 6 New bid for housing thwarted by Great Crested Newts
- 7 Florist 'busier than ever' hoping to build from lockdown success
- 8 Pedestrian struck on Ely Road in Littleport
- 9 Change of plan for A142 Mepal bridge works as July closures announced
- 10 Axing BBC TV news from Cambridge 'a backward step' says MP
"The idea is that companies buy a mile of our journey for £750," Mr Setchwell said.
"We will take photos of each mile as we go and we hope to present each sponsor with their mile when we get back."
He said that each of the group will also be raising individual sponsorship from friends and family.
The group has also appealed for donations of equipment for their journey. He added that Ordnance Survey has already donated maps for the journey.
Contact: 01638 666406.