Ash and Rob, who both work in Village’s Wrexham Bakery, took on the mammoth challenge to walk the paths of Anglesey’s coastal cliffs in order to raise money for Nightingale house.
Nightingale house offer specialist palliative care services to families across North Wales. The non-profit organisation aims to give services for individuals and their families whom are suffering with a life-limiting illness. They achieve this by providing therapy, day-care unit, clinics and physiotherapy.
Ash and Rob achieved the 120 mile walk in four days, camping overnight, carrying all of their food, equipment and clothes along the way. This created a hefty 35KG rucksack to carry each day!
Throughout the walk they received huge levels of support from family, friends and fellow bakers which helped keep their spirits high.
Ash said: “Although it was very, very hard going and I had blisters on my blisters, it was awesome from start to finish. The weather wasn’t great because it pretty much rained every single day so we were walking in wet clothes but we had a really good laugh. Rob and I were pushing one another, taking it in turns in the lead so the other could have a bit of rest. It was proper team work.”
The chosen charity was in aid of Ash’s brother Ceri Dawson, whom was diagnosed with inoperable cancer two years ago, but has now made a fantastic recovery! Ceri was able to support Ash and Rob along the walk, giving the duo some encouragement from Church Bay to Rhosneigr.
Ash and Rob have been overwhelmed by the support and donations for this tough challenge, reaching their target with a kind donation from the Village Bakery.
Robin Jones, Village Bakery’s Managing Director, congratulated them both saying: ‘I take my hat off to Ash and Rob because they had to show real grit and determination to complete this epic walk in four days. But all their pain and blisters were for a very good cause”.