Walking the Welsh coastline for Dementia Research
The Master of the Worshipful Company of Paviors, Dyfrig James, has just completed a 100km charity walk of the West Wales Coast Path to raise money for Dementia Research UK.
The Paviors are a City of London livery company with its roots in tradition going back to the 13th Century. Today the Company is a modern organization with members from the UK’s major construction firms – and, crucially, has a strong interest in charitable work. Each year the current Paviors’ Master chooses a personal charity and events are carried out during the year to raise funds for this. Dyfrig’s chosen charity is Alzheimer’s Research UK. This choice was influenced by both his mother and mother-in-law suffering from dementia, but recognizing that, sadly, his family’s experience is not uncommon. Dementia is now the country’s number one killer, yet research into the condition is still behind other health conditions.
Dyfrig James, accompanied by his dog Monty, has undertaken a personal challenge to raise money for Dementia Research UK, and has just completed a sponsored walk of the 100km West Wales Coast Path from Cardigan to Ynyslas, which with its climbs from sea level to 150 metres represented a tough challenge.
So far, Dyfrig and Monty have raised over £14,000, which is a tremendous achievement. Click here to add to Dyfrig’s fund-raising total. More details of Alzheimer’s Research UK can be found on their website, and for more details about Dyfrig and Monty’s walk, see his Blog on this website.