Charity walk raises £20,000 for North West Cancer Research Fund

Monday 27th Aug - News

Artisan founder Ian Gibson, Peter Dutton of Dutton and Peters builders, Mold paramedic Wyn Jones and his 74-year-old father Dai have raised more than £20,000 on a coast-to-coast walk for a local cancer charity.

Artisan founder Ian Gibson, Peter Dutton of Dutton and Peters builders, Mold paramedic Wyn Jones and his 74-year-old father Dai have raised more than £20,000 on a coast-to-coast walk for a local cancer charity.

The four men battled the elements for 200 miles (192 miles plus a couple of 'detours') in what was one of the coldest and wettest months of May in years.

Ian said: "I'd like to thank everyone for their on-going support, be it in person or with kind donations. Between myself, Wyn Jones, Dai Jones, Peter Dutton, Fiona Seddon, Gypsy and Ben we have so far raised around £20,000 for the Mold branch of North West Cancer Research Fund.

"We hope to continue raising awareness - and money - in its 60th year. Although the weather was inclement to say the least, it was an incredible experience."

Peter, Ian and Wyn have all had their lives touched by cancer. While Peter and Ian have lived with the disease, Wyn's wife sadly lost her battle with cancer in November 2011.

Judith was a dedicated fund raiser for the Mold branch of NWCRF, which funds cancer research in Bangor, Liverpool and Lancaster. The group took on the famous St Bees, Cumbria, to Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire walk in her memory and to help the charity in its quest to raise £60,000 in its 60th year.

Peter said: "It was a fantastic experience made all the better by all the support we had along the way and the knowledge we were raising so much money for such a worthy cause."

While the walk is completed the fundraising continues. To make a donation please go to:

www.justgiving.com/ian-gibson6