Richard Peevor, gynaecological surgeon at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor, will carry out the 216km trek to raise funds for Maggie’s. The charity provides free cancer support and information at its centres across the UK and online.
North Wales is set to benefit from one of these charities; Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), which has been placed in second measures for the second time, has entered into discussions with the charity and The Steve Morgan Foundation who has agreed to support the project financially.
Mr Peevor: said: “It has been four years since my last fundraiser so it’s time for another one. I’ve been really keen to see a Maggie’s Centre set up in North Wales and I’m really pleased to say that funding has been agreed to set one up.
“Maggie’s offers the best possible support free to anyone with cancer and their families who walk through their doors. The centres are found alongside NHS hospitals and they also offer support online.
“The Anglesey Coastal Path has been niggling away in my mind for quite some time. It’s almost as if Anglesey was designed to go around.
“The coastal path is 216km. I am going to try to get around in four days. That’s 54km per day – I have never run an ultra marathon before and this is four of them in a row. I will be hiking the route rather than running it.”
Mr Peevor starts his hike on April 7. He is aiming to complete the journey by 1April 10.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/richard-peevor1