An ambitious fund raiser is set to walk more than 190 miles in aid of a charity which has helped care for his nine-year-old sister.
Jack Naylor, 20, of Brandesburton, will begin the 192-mile trek from Robin Hood’s Bay to St Bees Head in Cumbria on Sunday 30 June, in aid of Candle Lighters, a Yorkshire charity which helps young cancer patients and their families.
He was inspired to take on the challenge after his younger sister, Eve, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the blood, at Christmas.
“They really are an amazing charity, they have supported our family. My sister thinks what I’m doing is really good and everyone has been a massive help,” said Jack, who works as a carpenter.
Although he is attempting the walk alone, Jack says he hopes to meet with family and friends half way to boost his morale.
The coast-to-coast walk should take Jack between nine and 12 days to complete.
He is aiming to average around 25 miles a day, although he admitted it may be an ambitious target on the arduous course across dales and moorland.
He said: “I have never actually done any walking before but I think it will be really good.”
His route will take him from the North Yorkshire coast line, across the North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire Dales, across the Pennines and into the Lake District.
Eve, who has received treatment in Leeds, lives in Langtoft and attends Driffield Junior School.
To donate to Jack’s cause visit www.justgiving.org.uk/jack-Naylor
Candle Lighters was founded in 1976 and is run by parents of children who have or have had cancer.
For more information visit www.candlelighters.org.uk.