upon a time there were three young men who decided over
a pint at the Hope
& Anchor that they would like to do something to
help St. Michael's Hospice, a very important local charity
close to the heart of many local people. St. Michael's offers
specialist care to individuals who have a life limiting
illness and also their families and friends. St. Michael's
is an independent charity and all of their services are
given free but are reliant upon 90% of their funding to
come from the local community.
Rod and Mark decided to get friends, family and anybody
else whose arm they could twist to sponsor them to do the
Offa's Dyke walk, a distance of 180 miles, which they recently
completed and have raised somewhere in the region of £1,500
for the charity. The walk itself is around 180 miles, then
there was the walking from camp to the starting points and
after a hard day's walk, funding somewhere else to pitch
up, so in reality they covered many more miles than that.
guys enjoyed the walk despite getting very sore feet and
they met many good people along the way who contributed
to their cause. The tired trio arrived back at the Hope
& Anchor on Saturday, 23rd July to a huge round of applause
from those enjoying a beer in the garden and a very welcome
pint or three, courtesy of landlady, Debbie. A raffle was
held at the pub on the following evening which also helped
to boost their funds.
Rod and Mark would like to thank all of their kind sponsors
for their generosity and especially wish to thank Clive
Parkes of Wye Premier Travel for not only taking them to
their challenge but for also returning them back to the
pub. Well done guys.