David is undertaking a massive challenge to raise money for three cancer charities and we are absolutely delighted that we have been chosen, along with Breast Cancer Care and Trekstock. He is doing a solo walk of 838 miles from Ipswich to Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona. He decided to take on this challenge to mark his 60th birthday in May and to raise money and awareness for good causes.
Recently someone close to him was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 27 and has become a key part of his focus for doing this. It also made him reflect on how many people he has known over the years that have been affected by all types of cancer. From grandparents and siblings to friends and work colleagues there have been many, so he thought what better thing could he do for his big birthday than to raise as much money as possible for some of the wonderful charities that help and support people going through this.
With the aim of walking 25 miles per day training is obviously very important and to date he has completed 60 individual walks ranging from 5 to 24 miles long. He will be starting off on his big walk on 27th March at an average of 25 miles per day and will take 42 days to complete allowing for rest days, and his arrival date is 8th May.
David said "To date I've walked over 800 miles in training and worn out two pairs of walking shoes and I still have 200 training miles to do! I have never done anything remotely like this before so it really is a major challenge for me as you can imagine."
Please take a few minutes to have a look at what he is doing and hopefully you’ll feel it’s well worth making a donation and if you could help spread the news that would be great too. He can be found on Facebook: big dave’s big walk or Instagram: @bigdavesbigwalk