LETTERSTON cancer campaigner Luke Harding is planning to walk the entire length of the 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path to raise yet more funds for Withybush Hospital’s Ward 10.
He has also signed up to tackle the Cardiff Half-Marathon on 1 October as part of his continuing campaign to raise awareness of cancer and the indiscriminate way the disease can strike.
In his own words “a fit and healthy guy” until September of last year, Luke, 30, then received a devastating diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer.
He subsequently learnt he also had three brain tumours as well as lesions on his pelvis and spine.
Despite this, Luke set out to raise £1,000 for Ward 10 as part of “doing his bit” to help keep vital services local.
His campaign caught the imagination of the public and his fund continued to rise before eventually reaching £17,500.
Now Luke is looking to raise a further £2,500 to ‘round up’ the total amount raised to £20,000.
He intends to tackle the first leg – a 16-mile hike from Poppit to Newport – of his coastal path challenge this Sunday.
In a Facebook post he wrote: “My feet/legs are still not right but I’m determined to get this walk done.
“So I plan on starting the first leg of my Pembrokeshire Coastal Path challenge on Sunday and then so on and so forth...
“Anyone is more than welcome to join me on any of the given legs as support or just an excuse to get out and see this beautiful bit of the world we live in.”
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