Snowdrop Appeal Anglesey Coastal Path Walk
by Helen Warhurst
Three friends are walking the Anglesey coastal path to raise money for the Snowdrop Appeal. On Sunday 30th August, Helen Warhurst and Lindsay Heasman, both former pupils of Ysgol Aberconwy, will set off with Rosalyn Newton of Cheshire, and her dog Numpty.
The walk is over 100 miles in length and they hope to complete it in 8 days.
The Snowdrop Appeal is encouraging people across North Wales to walk to raise money towards radiotherapy equipment at the North Wales Cancer Centre at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.
The charity is hoping to raise £50k this year, and is targeting 20th September as a walk day.
Helen, Lindsay and Ros wanted to go one (or several!) steps further to raise money for the charity.
Helen's parents and younger sister Ruth live in Llandudno Junction, and Ruth has been receiving treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the North Wales Cancer Centre for over a year.
Helen says, "Ruth recently had to travel to Clatterbridge to receive radiotherapy - a round trip of 100 miles - every day for 3 weeks.
Raising money for the Snowdrop Appeal will hopefully mean that future cancer patients in North Wales can have better treatment, faster and closer to home, which will improve their chances of recovery."
They have called the walk "Country Roads - Take Me Home" after the John Denver song they used to listen to as children.
Helen and Lindsay both now live in England, so are looking forward to rediscovering the Anglesey beaches they frequented when they were younger. Only this time, they may need plenty of blister plasters!
To sponsor the walk, go to Snowdrop Appeal Anglesey Coastal Path Sponsored Walk
To find out more about the Snowdrop Appeal, go to www.snowdropappeal.org.uk