Coast path mission accomplished for David

David Jones with walking companion Rex during their 25 days trek of the South West coast path.

David Jones with walking companion Rex during their 25 days trek of the South West coast path. - Credit: Archant

Sore-footed chef raises more than £5,000 for Motor Neurone Disease Association.

A charity walker has successfully completed a gruelling 630 mile trek of the South West coast path in 25 days.

David Jones from Dartmouth passed through North Devon on December 18 and 19, on his way to raising more than £5,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, a cause near his hearty the disease affected both of his parents.

The co-owner of the Manna from Devon Cooking School was joined for most of the walk by his spaniel Rex, while wife Holly and their dog Poppy drove ahead to the next nightly stopping point.

“I was expecting it to be challenging and it certainly was,” he said.


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“For a continuous two week period the weather was horrendous, on top of which my feet became so badly inflamed that I thought I might have to stop.

“At these times I have reflected on the fact that I am in the lucky position to be able to walk, unlike many, including those suffering with MND.

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“I do now feel a great sense of achievement. But I think I’ll leave it a little while before I set myself another challenge, for Holly and Rex’s sake as much as mine!”

Anyone who would like to make a donation can go to www.justgiving.com/SWCP25x25

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