'Coastbusters' raise £1,465 for wildlife charity with 80-mile trek

'Coastbusters' raise £1,465 for wildlife charity with 80-mile trek

by Danielle Thompson (September 2020)

FOUR pals have raised £1,465 by taking on a gruelling 80-mile coast-to-coast walk across northern England to raise money for a charity that has been hit hard by the impact of the coronavirus.

Donald Gordon, 61, from Formby and his brother in law David Seymour, 60, were joined by friends Mike Cooke, 53, from Birkdale and Phil Morrison, 62, from Crosby, to walk Hadrian’s Wall from Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria to Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, from Sunday, September 13 to Sunday, September 20 to raise funds for The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.

The self-styled ‘Coastbusters’ are still raising funds online for the charity, which looks after 38 nature reserves across the North West at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Donald-Gordon23

Donald said: “To date, the Coastbusters have raised £1,465 and are very appreciative of everyone’s support! Team spirits remained high throughout the walk.”

Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson added: “They couldn't have picked a better week for it, with the lovely weather we've been enjoying. Well done to the team for taking on this huge challenge and raising money for such an important local charity. Charities in particular have suffered greatly due to the coronavirus pandemic for various reasons and I urge people to support this fundraising effort if they can for the Lancashire Wildlife Trust.”

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