Alex and Ezra at Mwnt Beach
We would like to say a huge well done to Alex Elsaesser who recently walked through the night to complete a 60 mile trek along the Ceredigion Coastal path.
Alex said: “In the end it took us 29 hours walking to finish the 60 miles. Walking on the cliffs through the night was mental. The group that organised the Walk pulled out a month before so we had to do it on our own. Fortunately we had beautiful weather and light winds. The scenery was beautiful but I would never suggest anyone do this all in one go. I never want to see another gate!”
Alex has completed many challenges for Cerebra previously including taking part in the London 10K for several years. He wanted to finish his run of fundraising with a bang and we think he has succeeded!
The 71 year old was joined on the walk by Jess Elsaesser and Ezra Mathias.
The group have so far raised an incredible £2,450 for Cerebra – far surpassing their initial £750 target. You can still support them through their Just Giving page.
A group of friends trek up Ben Nevis to raise money for Cerebra
L-R: Lindsay Whitehead, Michelle Whitehead, Norma Nicholson, Kelly Pahnke and Sadie Bews
Michelle Whitehead and a group of her friends recently completed a trek up Ben Nevis in order to raise money for Cerebra.
Michelle, along with her friends Norma Nicholson, Kelly Pahnke, Lindsay Whitehead and Sadie Bews managed to complete the trek up Britain’s highest mountain and in doing so, raised over £900 for Cerebra.
Michelle said: “We did it is because we thought we should put our girlie weekends to some good as we had done shopping and being a tourist so decided to set ourselves a challenge. My gosh was it a challenge! When you first set off you’re excited and full of dread then as you climb you feel like you can’t keep going but you do because seeing the summit is important. Plus all the people who have sponsored you; you can’t let them down or yourself. There were some laughs and some tears especially at the top but when you come back down you feel elated like you have achieved conquering the world. It was worth every pain and tear to know that not only did we do it but that we did it for a very worthy cause.”
They dubbed themselves the “Ben Nevis Nutters” but Cerebra are very grateful for their efforts!
The three peaks team set off
Cerebra’s Three Peaks Trek team has set off.
The morning of Monday the 18th of August saw Cerebra’s Three Peaks Trek team begin their epic journey to scale Pen Y Fan, Cadair Idris and Snowdon.
The team, Bran Bucca, Ben Jones, Jamie Pitman, Lee Herbert and Helen Woolley, will be walking all the way to their first peak and covering the distance between each one on foot, clocking an enormous 175 miles by the 27th of August.
So far their campaign has raised over £35,000 for children with neurological conditions and they’ll be collecting on the way.
The group have strong motivations for undertaking the challenge. Jamie Pitman said “My sister has cerebral palsy and the work Cerebra does to support children and families is amazing”. All of the walkers are excited about the challenge: “It will be a real test of endurance and bring a great sense of achievement,” said team leader Bran Bucca.
You can support the walkers by visiting their JustGiving page or by getting in touch with Cerebra on 01267 244221. You can also follow their progress on Cerebra’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as our website.