Epic 630 mile journey raises funds for Nourish
Tunbridge Wells resident, Paul Eames, completes gruelling 630 mile South West Coast Path walk in aid of Nourish Community Foodbank
Paul Eames, 66, a local Tunbridge Wells resident and member of Sweetwoods Golf Club, who chose to support Nourish as their men and women Captains’ charity, has just succeeded in fulfilling a long-held ambition, walking the South West Coast Path in 41 days.
Starting his journey on 28th August 2018, Paul has walked determinedly on, come rain (a lot of it) or shine, without a rest day and has walked over 630 miles in aid of Nourish Community Foodbank of Tunbridge Wells, finishing his journey on 8th October 2018.
The South West Coast Path is Britain's Longest National Trail at 630 miles. The whole trail has 115,000 feet of ascent / descent equivalent to going up and down Mount Everest 4 times!
Paul kept a blog of his journey on his Virgin Money page and the last day’s entry speaks volumes about the effort a walk like this puts on a person emotionally, physically and mentally, “….rather emotional but relieved and thankful I made it to the end. A huge thankyou to so many people who have sponsored me, walked with me, met me, fed me, given me a bed for the night, supped with me and generally supported me for the last 41 days, I couldn't have done it without them. To those of you who have been following my progress, this page will be live for a few more weeks. Please give generously to help those in need.........”
Paul is thrilled to have exceeded his target of £2,000, and when we spoke to him the balance stood at over £2,200 with some donations still coming in.
You can sponsor him and see his blog here