A group of walkers will take on an epic walk from the North of Dartmoor National Park across rugged terrain to the Southern boundary – overnight.
The “The Dawn Chasers Night Hike” takes place on Saturday, April 7 through to the dawn of Sunday, April 8 and it is hoped it will raise more than £1,000 for the Anthony Nolan charity.
Six men and women will be supported by mountain leaders in this 30 mile tough walk – setting off late afternoon on the Saturday and aiming to reach the other side of the moor at around official sunrise on the Sunday.
The event is being organised by Husband and Wife, John Paul (JP) and Karen Edgington from Portishead in North Somerset. JP previously lived on the edge of Dartmoor.
Today, the couple are encouraging anyone who would like to join these six “Dawn Chasers” to get in touch or sign up online.
Karen is fundraising for Anthony Nolan in memory of her Dad, John Willis, who died from an aggressive Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma ten years ago.
She is taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon at the end of April and this event is part of her efforts to raise £3,960 for the charity – enough to add 66 potentially life-saving donors to their bone marrow/stem cell register, one for every year of her Dad’s life.
The team will set off on the hill before sunset to get up high for hopefully the best views as the sun goes down.
The Night Hike is epically long; with difficult terrain to challenge their limits when their body and mind want to sleep. After many miles and thousands of feet of ascent, they will near the end on the Southern edge of Dartmoor and be picked up and taken for a well-earned breakfast.
All the mountain leaders are giving their time for free so they can offer places at £39 and they ask each walker to pledge to raise just £120 which would add two donors to the Anthony Nolan register.
Anyone who would like to take part can find out more and sign up at http://the-outeredge.co.uk/dawn-chasers-night-hike-apr-78th-2018/ or call Karen on 07793 748350.