Press release – Huntsham Court announced main sponsorship of Jim’s Journey
Jim Bray, a former communications manager for the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, is walking 630 miles along the entire South West Coast Path this summer to raise money for the Seamoor Unit and Exeter-based cancer charity FORCE.
Jim left his job with the Trust in May to take up an eight-week challenge entitled Jim’s Journey.
He will set off from Minehead in Somerset on Friday 10 June and is due to climb more than 115,000 feet (nearly four times the height of Mount Everest), cross 288 bridges, catch 13 ferries, pass around 3,500 coast path signs and go up or down over 30,000 steps before reaching the finish at Poole Harbour in Dorset on Thursday 4 August.
The 56-day expedition will include 52 days of walking, at an average of over 12 miles a day, and four rest days.
Jim will be staying in B&Bs, inns and hotels and is funding the trip himself, enabling all money raised to be split 50-50 between the two charities.
He will be charting his journey with a daily photo diary on Facebook.