Chairman’s charities to receive boost from 19 mile sponsored hike
Two charities are set to benefit from a challenging sponsored walk taking in part of Monmouthshire’s rugged countryside.
The council’s Chairman, Councillor John Prosser, has chosen Macmillan Cancer Support and Welsh Warrior – The Richard Hunt Foundation as his chosen charities during his year of office and hopes that a 19 mile trek to be undertaken by his consort, Ms Heather Dash will help boost funds.
Heather has opted to tackle Monmouthshire’s Three Castles Walk, a way-marked long distance path linking Skenfrith, Grosmont and White Castle. This popular trail is usually accomplished over two or three days but Heather is aiming to complete the distance on Monday, April 27th - and be home in time for supper!
NHS employee Heather is a keen walker and is looking forward to the challenge. Councillor Prosser will greet her at White Castle as she finishes the walk which takes in part of the scenic Monnow Valley and the rolling hills in the north east of the county. He said: “I’m very proud as Heather continues to support my chosen charities and we will be grateful if as many people as possible offer to sponsor her to raise funds for two very worthy causes. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for fine weather.”
The Three Castles Walk connects the three Norman fortresses of Skenfrith, White Castle and Grosmont that formed a defensive line and regulated trade routes. The Walk passes through undulating countryside with hidden valleys and secluded and historic farmhouses in a landscape of mixed farming where hedgerows and small woods have survived to keep the area rich in wildlife.