Dave Lewis and Adrian Low from Midshire have walked the Worcestershire Way from Bewdley to Malvern, raising £125 for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity (BCHC).
Completing the 31-mile trek on Saturday 13th April, the walk was part of a larger fundraising initiative which aims to raise £750 for BCHC this year. To reach his self-set target, Dave will walk an ambitious 2,000 GPS tracked miles, climb Mount Snowdon twice in the same day, and complete the infamous Three Peaks Challenge in June.
Dave Lewis, Office Accounts Manager at Midshire said, “it was a very long day with many challenging climbs, particularly over the Ankerdine and North Hills! The descent into Great Malvern was tricky because it was total darkness, but 15 hours later we arrived safely, feeling very tired but incredibly proud of our achievement.
“When my sister was 7 she was diagnosed with Spina Bifida, which threatened to confine her to a wheelchair and ultimately cut her life short. Over the next 11 years, she received the most amazing support from the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, which included 2 major operations.”
The Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity works to raise money to enhance the experience of its patients and their families, funding life-saving medical equipment and state-of-the-art facilities, all in a safe, child-friendly environment.
Dave added, “the work they’ve done has enabled my sister to lead a fulfilling life, and they approach every day and everything with a ‘more can be done’ mentality, that’s why I’m choosing to help them. I’m so grateful for the support of my colleagues, particularly Adrian who was fantastic on this walk.”
To donate, or for more information, take a look at Dave’s JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-lewis-walk2019