Project information

Ashby young farmers walk 90 miles for macmillan

We are walking 90 miles in 4 days to raise money for Macmillan cancer support. The walk will take us from coast to coast across Hadrian's wall. The 6 members of Ashby young farmers will be attempting to walk 22.5 miles a day carrying all their kit.

June 2013 - June 2013

Charity information: Ashby-de-la-zouch Young Farmers Club

Ashby-de-la-zouch Young Farmers Club logo
  • Need

    Need

    They are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It's not only patients who live with cancer, They also help carers, families and communities. They guide people through the system, supporting them every step of the way. They fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres. But they give so much more than medical help.

    Solution

    they are in constant need of funding as they rely mainly on public donations, so we are trying to raise as much as possible to help them continue their good work.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    to raise as much money as possible.

    Activities

    » friends, family and generous donations by the general public.

    article in the local paper, and on facebook.


    Aim 2

    to complete the 90 miles in 4 days.

    Activities

    » walk fast lol

    photos from start to finish and the fact we got home.


  • Impact

    Impact

    hopefully will make a difference to people suffering from cancer and those supporting them.

    Risk

    health problems eg. blisters and bad backs. and the weather. moved the date due to 6 foot snow on original date, dealt with health issues by taking a first aider.
    hopefully knows what he is doing! lol

    Reporting

    ashby yfc facebook page and local paper.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £400

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      Amount Heading Description
      £300 minibus travel up and back
      £100 food energy
  • Background

    Location

    the walk is to starts on the east coat at Bowness-on-solway, cumbria, through carlisle then heading off up across the penines along Hadrian's wall eventually reaching Newcastle four days later on the west coast. hopefully not leaving Young Farmers scattered across the countryside.

    Beneficiaries

    those suffering with cancer and those supporting them. definitely not the ones walking!

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    because we all slightly crazy! and we like to raise money for different charities each year. 2012-2013's charity is Macmillian as it has a special significance to the club.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    James Fox

    first Aider and map reader... hopefully he is good at both otherwise we are in trouble

    Heather Fox

    photographer... hopefully the battery lasts and she has a steady hand towards the end.

    Harry Horsley And Laura Smith

    The only couple on the walk... lovers tiffs and chef.

    Luke Hart And James Fovargue

    luke the walking injured and James is grandad so will keep us sane...