95 mile trek to raise funds for St Catherine’s Hospice
A man has used his passion for the outdoors to support the work of St Catherine’s Hospice.
John Elsworth, from Fulwood, took part in the challenging West Highland Way – a long distance footpath in Scotland that stretches for 95 miles from Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow to Fort William.
He completed the gruelling event in just six days and raised a brilliant £135.
John, aged 65, said: “I really enjoyed the walk despite the weather conditions.
“It was a lot harder than what I had thought and I had to do a lot of training beforehand.
“I feel really good now I’ve done it, it’s a great sense of achievement and I’m already looking forward to the next one.”
John had recently taking up walking for as part of a new health regime and decided to take part in the famous walk after he had seen it being advertised.
He added: “The work St Catherine’s Hospice carries out is honourable.
“The hospice provides services that myself and people in the community may need in the future and you just can’t come to terms with the amount of money it costs to run such a fantastic place.
“St Catherine’s really is a brilliant place that needs the support of the local community to be able to continue delivering care to people who need it most.”
Funds raised from the event will contribute towards providing specialised palliative and end of life care to people who are living with incuable conditions.
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