One man. Two feet. Five days. 180 miles.
One of the highlights of living in this beautiful part of the country is the abundance of picturesque walks. The South West coastal path is littered with stunning views and Jamie Gulliford – Head Chef at Salcombe Harbour Hotel – intends to enjoy them all along his epic fundraising trek.
Jamie will be walking from Christchurch Harbour Hotel to his workplace in Devon over the course of five days to raise money for Room to Reward so we can continue to grow and recognise more Hidden Heroes – thanks Jamie!
Originally, Jamie was going to undertake the challenge with Jason Parry – General Manager of Salcombe Harbour Hotel. However, unfortunately Jason was injured whilst training for the walk, though he has still generously agreed to be without his Head Chef for five days – thanks Jason!
Jamie says: “I decided to undertake this challenge after I heard about Room to Reward. The charity is something completely different as it rewards the volunteers and workers who do so much for charity.
“I don’t do anything by halves, so I went about trying to decide what would be sufficient enough to class as a real challenge for myself and really stand out. I think I’ve managed that!
“I am under no illusions that it is going to be difficult, but that what it’s all about. I am hoping that this will be the first of many challenges.”
We would also like to thank the five hotels who have generously donated rooms for Jamie to get some well-deserved rest on his journey. They are:
- Christchurch Harbour Hotel and Spa
- The Riviera Hotel, Weymouth
- The Bull Hotel, Bridport
- Sidmouth Harbour Hotel
- Imperial Hotel, Torquay
Marshall Audi in Plymouth have also provided a support car, for which we (and Jamie’s dad who will be driving it!) are extremely grateful.
It’s inspiring to see volunteer fundraisers, hoteliers and local businesses come together like this to support what we’re doing. Jamie’s fantastic efforts will enable us to increase our operation and support and thank even more hidden heroes.
You can support Jamie on his adventure by donating here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jjchartiywalk
Good luck Jamie, fingers crossed for good weather!