£9,500 raised in memorial trek
5:10pm Saturday 15th September 2012 in News
More than £9,500 has been raised for charity by a Pembrokeshire coast path walk in memory of a Tenby woman.
Janine Armour, of North Cliff, walked the path herself for charity to mark her 50th birthday in 2002.
Now her family and friends have completed the 186-mile trek not only to recognise Janine’s achievement, but to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK.
“Janine really loved Pembrokeshire, and in particular, really loved to show it off to her friends,” said her husband Andrew, who was joined along the route by son Rhodri, daughter Mari-Anne and their partners and many friends, encountering four very wet walking days.
Their journey began in north Pembrokeshire at Poppit Sands on Saturday, August 18th, and finished on September 1st with a large group walking from Lydstep to Amroth. Even one-yearold grandson Hugh got in on the act, travelling many miles in a backpack.
Andrew kept a blog of the trip on www.janswalk.co.uk, where he described their effort as ‘wonderful’.
He told his fellow walkers: “Janine would have been proud of you all for turning out and doing what you could to make it a memorable and exciting trip.”