Local man Andy Jukes handed over a cheque for more than £10,000 to Children's Hospice South West after running the entire Cornish Coast Path in just ten days.
Andy, 46, from Praze-an-Beeble completed his ten day challenge with friend Jayne Angilley. The pair were joined along the way by a variety of supporters including running club members, school children, Andy's daughter and son, Ashleigh and Harry, and some of the Cornish Pirates.
After clocking up 309 miles and burning 59,849 calories, Andy lost a stone in weight by the time he had completed the challenge, which he had been planning for months.
Along the way Andy and Jayne had a support crew in a car as well as many family, friends and members of the community cheering them on and keeping them supplied with food, drink and most importantly donations.
Classic Cottages sponsored them £1,000 and the Stennack Co-Op in St Ives also sponsored them to the tune of £1,516. Duchy Hospital were also an event partner giving a lot of in-kind support for the marketing and promotion of the run. Andy said: “I can't believe the amount that we have raised, it just kept going up every day, it is amazing and everyone has been so generous. Thank you to everyone who sponsored us to do this run, it was incredible. Most days of the run are a bit of a blur in my memory but the runners we had completing sections with us really helped to keep us motivated.”
Andy visited Little Harbour recently for a tour of the hospice and to present the cheque for £10,717.76 to community fundraiser Mary Murfin. She said: “Andy has done an amazing job - not only has he completed a personal challenge but he has raised over £10,000 for children with life limiting conditions which is just incredible. Thank you to everyone who donated to Andy's run, we appreciate it so much”. Anyone wishing to organise a fundraising event for the Children's Hospice South West should visit its website www.chsw.org.uk, to get some ideas or give Little Harbour a call on 01726 871800.