Charity Walking Challenge – Update 1

Last month, Dave Lewis (KHIST’s Treasurer) announced that he was to be undertaking several challenges in aid of the Birmingham Childrens’ Hospital Charity. This was to be in recognition of the extended support given to his sister (and his family), which has enabled her to lead a “fulfilling life”, following her diagnosis of spina bifida, in 1979,

On Saturday (13th April), Dave, in the company of a business colleague – Adrian Low, completed the first leg of his programme by walking the 31 miles of the Worcestershire Way. Starting out from Bewdley at 6am, they headed out southwards into rolling and rather hilly countryside. They had arranged to meet up with Dave’s wife, Jane, for rest stops after 13 and 27 miles and were only too grateful for refreshments. After the 2nd stop, they had to contend with the exhausting negotiation of North Hill, in fading light, and the descent into Malvern (with the aid of head torches), at 9.30pm.

What Dave didn’t tell us is that during a 20 mile training walk the previous weekend, he had had to give up after 12 miles with a muscle problem, Notwithstanding that, he was determined to complete the full 31 miles on Saturday. Not surprising then that, after more than 15 hours of walking, both guys were “tired but proud of their achievement”.

Dave’s other planned challenges are:

  • To walk 2,000 GPS tracked miles in 2019.
  • To walk to the summit of Snowdon, TWICE, on 1st June.
  • To complete the ‘3 Peaks Challenge’ (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon)  on 21st/22nd June.

Dave will very much appreciate your support for his chosen charity. You can make a donation at:

The link will also take you to his story and more information about Birmingham Childrens’ Hospital.