Filmmaker behind 'Teesside Troubadour' DVD plans 180 mile hike for charity!5th July 2017
Craig Hornby, who made Vin's DVD 'Teesside Troubadour', is doing the 180-mile "Coast to Coast" hike for one of Vin's favourite charities, Zoe's Place Baby Hospice (Middlesbrough). If you can help, it's a very worthy cause.
You can follow Craig's story and donate here.
"I have wanted to do this hike for years but life kept getting in the way... I turned 50 in February and decided THIS MUST BE THE YEAR! So half-century-have-a-go-hero-me plus my faithful Border Collie Meg will start ankle deep in the Irish Sea at St. Bees in Cumbria on Saturday Sept 9th. All being well, we will hike Wainwright's Coast to Coast all the way to The Cleveland Way. We will then walk that to Roseberry Topping and then head North to Eston Nab, East to Errington woods and home to Saltburn. There we will sooth our aching feet in the North Sea and raise a jar at The Ship! And we will do it camping all the way - No B&Bs! It was a no brainer to do it for charity. Why Zoe's Place? Because it is a hospice for under 5's with life shortening and life threatening conditions, and here I am, I've made it to 50 and with a bit of effort, I can hike across England; and raise some cash for them doing it. The specialist care that these kids need cannot be provided by our chronically underfunded NHS so Zoe's Place is vital. If you can help, please do and me and Meg will do the legwork...180+ miles of it! MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE ;-) ***PLEASE SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA*** ta!"
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5th July 2017
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