Emplas’ Mike Crewdson will embark on a second Coast-to-Coast charity walking challenge, this time following in the footsteps of Roman Legions along Hadrian’s Wall.
Mike set out on his first challenge in June 2014. Completing a 220 mile coast-to-coast walk across the North of England in just ten days to raise more than £24,000 – more than double his original target – for St Ann’s Hospice in Manchester.
Taking on the challenge in memory of his late wife Rosemary Crewdson, he was supported by colleagues from the window industry from St Bees on the Irish Sea on the second anniversary of her death on the 21st May.
With blisters now heeled and aches and pains gone, Mike is calling on the industry to support a second challenge along the full 90 miles of Hadrian’s Wall between the 10th and 16th September 2016. The campaign is again personal, this time for a local homeless charity and Mike’s son, Philip, 32.
Philip (pictured), who is autistic and requires ongoing care, is a volunteer with the Northamptonshire Centre for the Homeless and Poor, which is trying to raise more than £30,000 to refurbish its overnight and shower facilities and food and clothes banks.
Mike said: “Philip is my beautiful 32 year old autistic son, and as you can see from the photo, he is a big fan of Thomas!
“We’re trying to raise £30,000 to help equip a Northamptonshire Centre for the homeless and poor. It provides temporary overnight accommodation and shower facilities for the homeless, as well as a Food Bank and Clothes Bank.
“The support we got from the industry first time around for the Coast-to-Coast was immense and if we can rally the same level of support again, I’m confident we can hit our £30,000 target!”
To make a donation please visit www.justgiving.com/MikeCrewdson . Alternatively to make a donation by cheque, please make it payable to Elim Reg. Charity 251549 and post to: Mike Crewdson, 8 Farnborough Close, Oakley Vale, Corby NN18 8PW.