Lostock Hall man walks 1,000 miles for hospice
A Lostock Hall man has raised £1,000 after walking a 1,000 miles in aid of St Catherine’s.
David Garstang decided to spread the gruelling challenge out over four months, trekking 10 miles every morning since 1st January.
“I saw a target in Country Walking magazine to walk 1,000 miles over a year,” he explains. “But I really wanted to set myself the challenge of doing it in less time.
“I set off every morning at 7.30am and did around 10 miles a day, which took a couple of hours. I walked around Cuerden Valley Park, Avenham Park and along the old tram road. I certainly felt a difference in my fitness as time went on.”
A keen walker, David is now planning a trip to Fuertaventura to take on some of the island’s famous hikes, and is gearing up to tackle Mount Snowdon in Wales later this year.
David chose to support St Catherine’s as his mother Jean was cared for by the hospice in 2006.
“People have been so supportive when I’ve said which charity I’m doing it for,” he added. “Some people even donated £100, which is fantastic.”
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