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Moses Hill walks 84 miles in 4 days to fundraise for York Against Cancer

13 Jul 2021

Moses set off on 9 July to start his 4-day solo trek of Hadrian’s Wall, to raise much needed funds for local cancer patients and their families.

Moses set himself the challenge of walking 84 miles in 4 days – carrying a 30-kilo backpack containing supplies for every eventuality – making the walk even more testing.

The Charity is close to my heart because a few years ago my uncle got cancer and York Against Cancer really supported him.”

“We stayed in one of the Charity’s respite homes in Whitby, as a family, and it gave us some much needed, quality time together and I thought I would fundraise so that another family could experience that too and make their own memories” said Moses of his support for the charity.

Moses completed the trek from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway clocking up over 50,000 steps daily, just short of 200,000 in total, walking continuously for 4-days and wild camping (alone) at night.

Moses went on to say “I found it really tough, my feet are covered in blisters, and it was exhausting. But at the same time, the views were phenomenal, and it was great to de-stress and improve my fitness levels at the same time.”

“I was absolutely determined to complete the walk and raise the £250 fundraising target for York Against Cancer – to raise awareness of the amazing work they do supporting patients and their families living with cancer in York and North Yorkshire.”   

Wild camping and phenomenal views

Wild camping and phenomenal views

Well done, Mo! Thank you to everyone that showed their support and donated to Moses’s fundraising page. The money raised will be spent in the local area providing important cancer services to local people.

York Against Cancer organises many fun and varied fundraising events including races, balls and concerts. Upcoming fundraising events can be found on our website – www.yorkagainstcancer.org.uk/events/

If you are interested in organising your own event, let us know. We will be happy to support you by printing posters, tickets and by sending along a representative from the charity on the day. Call 01904 764466 or email office@yorkagainstcancer.org.uk

Alternatively, you can set up an online donation page like Mo! – you can find us on Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving. These pages are very simple to set up and work very well for York Against Cancer.