A 46-year-old father of four from Praze an Beeble has challenged himself to ten marathons in ten days to help raise charity funds.

Awe-inspiring Cornishman Andy Jukes is challenging himself to the exhausting 290 mile-run along the entire Cornwall coastal path to help raise awareness of Children’s Hospice South West.

Andy, who works in St Ives, says, “The idea is not for everyone to run every day, but for anyone who is able to come and join in for however much of it they want too, whether it’s a couple of days or a couple of miles or whatever you can manage. The event is free for anyone to join and you can set your own challenge however big or small. Please help me achieve something great for an amazing charity and show what a great Cornish community we are all a part of.”

Andy is urging individuals, businesses, schools and anyone else who wants to participate in this self-supported event, to come and join him. Whether for a mile, a day or a week, however much of the route you want to do. Andy says he needs your company and your support adding that people can still help without having to dust off their trainers, whether it is providing drinks and refreshments for the runners en route, encourage and sponsor your more active friends to take part, or just come and cheer Andy and his fellow runners on for moral support.

Andy’s 17 year old daughter, Ashleigh, plans to join him for half a day, while his son, nine-year-old Harry and fellow school cross country club runners from Crowan Primary School will be running the final three miles to Lands End on the last day.

Others already signed up to support Andy include participants from: Hayle Runners, Looe Pioneers, Mounts Bay Harriers, Mud Crew, Penwith College and St Austell Running Club.

The event will take place from September 20-29, starting at Cremyll and running the south coast then starting at Welcombe Mouth and running the north coast and ending up at Lands End stopping at various coastal villages along the way. If you would like to get involved or to receive further information, please contact Andy Jukes on 07976 260839 / by email cornishcoastrun@gmail.com or visit www.greatcornishcoastpathrun.co.uk. Anyone wanting to make a donation through Andy’s Just Giving page can do so at http://www.justgiving.com/CornishCoastRun290.