Keen walker Wayne is taking on 870 miles of Wales’ Coastal Path to raise funds for City Hospice.
Wayne decided to support City Hospice after Corporate Relationships Manager Nicky Piper gave a presentation at a networking event he attended.
“It was very evident, the brilliant work you do and in regards to other hospices, you were quite small, so I was impressed in terms of your service delivery. I wanted to reward that and also highlight you to the larger world.”
Wayne told us why he chose this particular challenge:
“The Wales Coast Path has been on my bucket list for a while. I’m a keen walker, so there shouldn’t be any surprises there. Post-COVID, when we were allowed, I kind of went mad all of a sudden and went out walking a lot in other areas. Suddenly, a plan was hatched…Soon after, I started in Chepstow (quietly) in May 2021. I walk normally one day a weekend, to fit in with my busy life. Whilst Wales is quite small, the WCP’s creators have been busy making it longer. I’m glad to say it’s mostly seascapes.”
When asked what he was looking forward to the most, Wayne said:
“Oooh, what a difficult question. I think it’s finding the unknown beaches with a path that I can return to when I’m finished. At the moment, I’m normally time-bound when I’m walking because I’ve got to get back to Cardiff, so I don’t stop to enjoy the sea much. As the summer comes, I will stay overnight in my VW T5, which means chilling by the beach at night & then more walking the next day.”
Wayne is very well prepared for his challenge, having conquered the Welsh 3 Peaks and even Kilimanjaro back in 2014.
“I’ve been to the Brecon Beacons more times than I have had hot dinners, especially Pen y Fan! But, the WCP is 870 miles so it is going to be a real challenge. I’m on JustGiving here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/WCPjoefizzCH if you’d like to donate. I’m hoping to raise £1,000 for 4 different charities, so £250 each. But I’ll smash that!”
Wayne hopes to complete the epic challenge by Winter 22/Spring 23.
Fundraising Coordinator Lauren Guy said:
Thank you so much to Wayne for thinking of City Hospice and choosing to support us in this challenge. Completing an 870-mile Coastal Walk is an incredible achievement, and all funds raised for us will help us continue to provide palliative and end of life care to people in Cardiff. Big thank you also to everyone who has donated and supported him so far!”