Snowdrop Appeal Anglesey Coastal Path Walk

by Helen Warhurst
(Nottingham)


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 here.

To find out more about the Snowdrop Appeal, go to www.snowdropappeal.org.uk

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Feb 25, 2015
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by: Sony

It was a good attempt by the three ladies. I think their effort will not be wasted to help the people as a part of charity. Really I would like to sponsor some amount to their snowdrop appeal Anglesey coastal path walk. Best wishes!


Dec 23, 2009
Anglesey Coastal Walk completed!
by: Helen Warhurst

We completed the walk in 7 days - 105 miles (we didn't do Holy Island) and raised nearly £2500 for the charity.

The weather was not always kind (we got soaked for 4 days) but the scenery was always fantastic - some amazing long sandy beaches down near Valley, Rhosneigr and Newborough.

If you are thinking of walking the Coastal Path, I thoroughly recommend it - it is so beautiful yet so varied.

Just remember your waterproofs!

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