Chair Phil Millichap did complete a 460km walk along the South West Coast Path in aid of Shelterbox and the KingsCare Sorting Office raising more than £3,000- a huge thanks for all the donations! So an average of 24km+ per day with lots of ups and downs, more than 16,000m of climb, Snowdon or the equivalent of 22 times in the 19 days taken. The longest day was just over 31km Lee to Braunton and the most climb in a day Widemouth Bay to past Boscastle 1,530m.
Pack size ended up at just over 12kg but this was needed with almost all accomodation fully booked, meant lots of campsites and some wild camping!
Shelterbox is a well-known charity based in Cornwall which for the last 20 years has been providing tents and survival equipment to families throughout the world that have been devastated by conflict or disaster. They are currently working with other agencies in Haiti to support communities affected by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake which hit the country on Saturday 14 August, followed a few days later by Tropic Storm Grace.
KingsCare are currently raising funds to convert the Old Post Office in Newton Abbot into a community hub which will run social activities and workshops to support the wellbeing and mental health of the local community. This will include workshops repairing, recycle, re-use and upcycle unwanted items as well as other craft activities aimed at improving mental and physical well-being.
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