A GROUP of three people - and a rather excited dog - took on and completed a gruelling 32 mile walk to raise money for a local cancer charity.

Wayne Clark, Ann Hopwood, and Sarah Johnson successfully walked along the coast from Llandudno to Flint with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Meg, and support driver, Ivor Jones.

Their walk, which took nearly 12 hours, has so far raised £450 for the Giddo’s Gift cancer charity that aims to improve the lives of teenagers and young adults suffering with cancer.

However, Mr Clark, 54, from Flint, hopes that figure will increase when the coronavirus pandemic eases.

The Leader:

Speaking to the Leader about the charity walk, Mr Clark said: “The idea to do something like this came out of the blue really.

“I first mentioned it at work one day but didn’t get a great response because of the fact that the walk would have been over 30 miles long.

“It’s given us something to do to make money for a deserving local charity who we fundraised for last year at my workplace with KK Fine Foods.

“We’ve raised just over £450 so far, but hopefully that will go up to around £600 by the time the pubs reopen and give us a chance to do the charity raffle we planned.

“The coastal footpath was a really nice, pleasant walk for us all which took us to Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay and Abergele before reaching Flint.

“We started at 7 o’clock in the morning and got to Flint for about 6.30pm, meaning it took us about 11 and a half hours.

“We took a few stops on the way to rest, but I’d recommend the walk to anybody because it was a really pleasant and peaceful journey.”

Giddo’s Gift cancer charity was formed by Mandy Giddins in April 2017 after her 18-year-old son, Jordan, lost his battle with Ewings Sarcoma.

The Leader: