Cousins smash the Burnley Way in 14 hours to raise £4,600 for Pendleside Hospice in memory of their grandmother
Cousins Daniel Tempest and Kevin 'Zigi' Smith have raised the terrific total of £4,621 for Pendleside Hospice after completing a 40 mile walk in just over 14 hours.
They knocked two hours off their original estimated time of 16 hours to finish the Burnley Way, a challenging walk reaching heights of 6,000 feet through fields, parks, old farms and Forest of Burnley woodlands to the wild South Pennine high moorland routes where the weather and terrain can be rough, even in the summer.
Daniel came up with the idea to raise funds for the hospice to thank staff for the care they gave to his and Kevin's grandmother, Theresa Tempest.
A mum of six with several grandchildren and great grandchildren, Theresa died of cancer at the age of 77 last year. And she spent her final days at the hospice.
When he heard about the challenge Kevin volunteered to do the walk with Daniel and the duo, who completed the Burnley Way earlier this month, were joined by friend David Harris for the full walk and another pal Jonathan Kearney who did 20 miles with them.
And Kevin's dog Silvio also joined in with the challenge.
Quantity surveyor Daniel, who lives with his partner Kate and stepdaughter Poppy (22), said: "We completed the walk in 14 hours, 10 minutes, a time I was really happy with."
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