Buckley man to clock up miles on digger

Published date: 09 July 2014 |
Published by: Jamie Nield-Siddall 
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A BUILDER is ready to launch the start of his 2,000-mile charity challenge in a digger.

Esmor Davies will hold an event in his home town of Buckley the week before he sets off on his gruelling challenge, which will see him travel from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a bid to raise money for visually impaired charities across the UK.

On Friday, July 18, Mr Davies will be in Buckley town centre to promote his fundraising and he is urging the community to turn out and show their support.

The Mayor of Buckley, Cllr Ian Peters, will cut the ribbon as Mr Davies leaves Buckley for Llangollen, Gobowen and Newport – where he will meet up with blind patients – before moving on to the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells.

Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant and MP Mark Tami will also be at the launch, with pupils from Elfed High School to provide entertainment. The school’s band will perform as well as dancers taking part in the fun-filled occasion.

The event takes place at 8.45am to accommodate pupils from three other Buckley primary schools, so the children can attend.

Mr Davies said: “I’m very excited about the charity challenge now. I will be so glad to start it. There are so many things we will be doing on the journey. It is very important to me to raise money for the cause and we are trying to raise as much as possible.”

He will set off on the 2,320 mile journey across Britain on July 26 on a JCB digger, aiming to finish on September 1.

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