James, Rob, Patch and Sean – the ‘Ramble Chaps’ – are walking from the Poppy and Pint pub in Lady Bay, north to Kneeton, next to Granby, Normanton on Soar via Old Dalby, north to West Bridgford, via Thrumpton, to end up back at the Poppy around 24 hours later.
Though they will need to stop briefly for food and water refills, the group won’t be stopping for any longer than half an hour at a time, and they certainly don’t plan to sleep until it’s complete.
The set off date has now been confirmed for Friday 10th July.
They tell us about their chosen causes and insperation for the challenge here:
NHS Charities Together
We chose to support the Covid-19 Urgent Appeal because the amazing staff on the front line of the NHS deserve the support and backing of the nation as they have looked after the nation through this pandemic which will have lasting effects on the mental wellbeing of many staff on the front line.
The pandemic has also had terrible effects on the hospitality sector and we wanted to support those people experiencing hardship as a result of lockdown.
Castle Rock Hardship Fund
Castle Rock Brewery set up their hardship fund early in the lockdown to support their most vulnerable staff during the uncertainty of pubs being shut. We are all very grateful for our reliable incomes during this time and wanted to do our bit to support the hospitality sector, its staff and their families through an extremely difficult and uncertain time to help make sure we all come through this together.
100 Walks from the Poppy and Pint
The idea for the effort came from a combination of the publication of a book of 100 walks from the Poppy and Pint, the desire to do something to help others and contribute to the national effort at this time and a need for a challenge to support our own personal health and wellbeing.
The longest and most unseemly hike in the collection is ‘The Rushcliffe 100’; a 100km hike around the perimeter of Rushcliffe, so this seemed like the obvious choice for maximum challenge and fundraising potential as it will push us to our absolute limit.
If you’d like to get involved:
You can donate to the Ramble Chaps justgiving page here.
To try out some of the walks for yourself, see Trevor’s ‘100 Walks from the Poppy and Pint’ here.