Local man presents cheque to charity after gruelling 82-mile walk

Date published: 13 June 2018

A local man has presented a cheque to charity after the gruelling 82-mile Dalesway walk.

Wesley Dowd trekked from Ickley to the Lake District over the space of a week, raising £965 for the Rochdale Children's Moorlands Home, plus £295 for Parents Against Grooming UK (PAGUK).

William Howarth, co-founder of PAGUK, said: “This is the second year running Wesi has raised money for both Moorlands and PAGUK, cementing for me his Rochdale legend status.

"It’s what he does, and he did it in style, so thank you from all us here at PAGUK.”

Wesley said: “To the people that donated to my charity, the children's home in Rochdale, give yourself a pat on the back. You've just helped a load of children. When you say, ‘Wes I've only got five pounds you don't understand that fiver gets two boxes of fish fingers and feeds a good few kids for their dinner. Then they play out, playing football or adventure playground outside, enjoying life like every single child should be able to do.

“They have their own bedroom in a loving care home, so thank you everyone: it means so much to me."

Wesley will next be doing the 180-mile coast to coast for Moorlands.

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