Reporter Jonathan White, Wistaston
Charity fundraising friends Roy Price, 51 from Crewe, and Ian Jones, 46 also from Crewe, have thus far this year raised over £2,700 by pushing a 100kg wheelbarrow and wearing a bear costume respectively on a fourteen mile walk from Crewe to Nantwich and back, via a Garden Party at The Woodside in Wistaston and a charity night at the Bombay Restaurant in Crewe.
The pairs next challenge on Sunday 9th September 2018 is another walk involving a wheelbarrow and the bear costume, but this time they intend to walk up a mountain! They plan to climb Snowdon, which is the highest mountain in Wales and has an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level.
Roy and Ian are both raising money for the Macmillan Chemotherapy Suite at Leighton Hospital in Crewe. Roy in memory of his wife - Ruth Price - who passed away in February this year from secondary breast cancer. Ruth was treated at the Macmillan Cancer Unit at Leighton Hospital. Ian in memory of his mother - Janet Jones - who also passed away from cancer.
Their target is to raise £5,000 and in late-September this year Roy will aim to climb the Mount Kilimanjaro volcano in Tanzania - the highest mountain in Africa. In readiness for Kilimanjaro Roy is receiving training from EDGE Travel Worldwide via their ‘Sofa to Summit’ programme which includes health, nutrition, fitness and training along with UK walks. Roy’s latest challenge will be part of his training.
Roy Price said: “I faced my 51st birthday without Ruth, the first time in 30 years without her. It’s been hard, very hard but the fantastic encouragement and community spirit has spurred me along. Myself and Ian would like to thank all the individuals and organisations who have given us their generous support.”
To add to the fundraising total please visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RoyPrice2