With just days to go before he sets out on his 192 mile charity walk to raise money for a Manchester hospice, Emplas’ Mike Crewdson is within reach of his £10,000 target – but is appealing to the industry for one final fundraising push.
Mike hopes to complete the coast-to-coast walk across the North of England in just eight days, to raise £10,000 for St Ann’s Hospice in Manchester, taking on the challenge in memory of his late wife, Rosemary Crewdson.
Setting out on the second anniversary of her death on 21 May, Mike is tantalizingly close to his target and is now appealing to his colleagues in the industry for one final push of support.
Mike said: “The industry, as always, has been incredibly generous and supportive and we have raised in excess of £8,000 already. With just a few days to go we’re looking for just that little bit more to bring us to our target and hopefully a little bit above it.
“This will cover one day’s running costs in the hospice in full and will support St Ann’s in delivering the same exceptional care, as that received by Rosemary, to others.”
Following in the footsteps of the great fell walker Alfred Wainwright, whose guides made the route famous, Mike will leave St Bees on the Irish Sea, passing through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks to arrive at and Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea on 29 May.
To make a donation please visit www.justgiving.com/Mike-Crewdson