A PRAZE-AN-BEEBLE man has set himself the challenge of running the entire Cornish coast path over ten days to raise money for charity.
Andy Jukes, will be joined daily by official starters including several Cornish MPs, after he sets off on Friday September 20.
The 46-year-old is raising money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and has already seen donations of £2,400 pour in.
Andy said: “The aim has always been for this to be a collaborative run where others can take part and together they can raise money for CHSW and show the strength of the Cornish community."
Starters include MP for Truro and Falmouth Sarah Newton who will be starting the run at Portloe at 9.30am on Sunday 22nd September.
On Thursday 26th Dan Rogerson MP for North Cornwall will be starting Andy off at Trevelga in the morning. On the penultimate day, Saturday 28th, George Eustice MP for Camborne and Redruth will be starting proceedings in Perranporth.
The final starter will be Colin Nicholls, Mayor of St Ives who will be starting the last day of running at Carbis Bay on Sunday 29th September.
As well as MPs and dignitaries, people from local schools, running clubs, some of the Cornish Pirates and Andy’s daughter and son will be seen keeping him company on the path throughout the week.
Family friend Jayne Angilly has decided to run the entire coast path alongside Andy, which he said will be a huge support.
“The run is not far away now and it is all becoming a bit more real. Having Jayne running alongside me will be a massive help and motivation; we can keep each other going when we are feeling tired and when the running gets tough,” said Andy.
“I’m looking forward to having everyone there starting us off each day, I think this will keep us refreshed and driven to complete the challenge.”
To find out more information on the route, CHSW or the challenge itself then visit the Great Cornish Coast Path Run website http://www.greatcornishcoastpathrun.co.uk or visit Andy’s Just Giving page to donate http://www.justgiving.com/CornishCoastRun290.