Wolds Way in one day feat raises £10,000 for cancer charity

Four local men have raised more than £10,000 after completing the 79-mile Yorkshire Wolds Way in just one day.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 10:14 am
The Yorkshire Wolds Way in a Day team are pictured at the half-way point of the challenge.

Four local men have raised more than £10,000 after completing the 79-mile Yorkshire Wolds Way in just one day.

Pocklington resident Kieran Hardy, his brother Tom, and other family members James Flint and Sam Atkinson finished the route in under 24 hours to bring in funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

The challenge was devised after Kieran’s grandfather Richard ‘Dick’ Watson was diagnosed with the disease.

The team set themselves an initial fundraising target of £5,000 on the JustGiving page ahead of the gruelling attempt.

This total was easily exceeded with the total now at £10,139 thanks to donations from 308 supporters.

Kieran said: “We started at 4am at the Humber Bridge with Grandpa (Dick Watson) in support.

“We reached Goodmanham for breakfast at the Fiddle Drill and lunch at Fridaythorpe. The second half was tough due to the heat and a variety of physical and mental challenges, although the landscape and weather was beautiful.

“It took longer than planned, which meant the last four hours were in the dark and rain, but our supporters were there at regular intervals and even joined in the walking to help us home.

“So far we’ve raised just over £10,000 (online donations plus other offline donations to be added to the total) for Prostate Cancer UK. Thank you to everyone who have donated to the challenge.”

People can still donate to the cause by visiting justgiving.com/fundraising/woldswayinaday