The 26 mile Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike takes place on the 10th September in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. Joining in this year is a local team from Rose Engineering, a family-run engineering and construction company: ‘We wanted to raise money but also to raise awareness of the wonderful work Macmillan do. It’s a bonus that it’s getting us all a bit more active as well!’, said Tom Rose, Managing Director.
The facts are sobering; three million people are living with cancer in the UK, and it is increasing each year. MacMillan Cancer Support aims to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support.
The Rose Engineering team have been training across the hills of Dorset over the past few months, committed to being fully prepared for the hiking challenge.
‘It’s going to be a tough challenge but we’re all training hard in the lead up to it. The amazing coastal views will push the team on.’ said Rupert Hayes, Operations Manager.
The Mighty Hike will take hundreds of walkers on the marathon-length route (see it here) from the starting point at Lodmoor Country Park in Weymouth, along the South West Coast Path and through the Dorset countryside to finish near Corfe Castle. As any local walker knowns, the terrain along the coastal route contains plenty of steep hill climbs – and despite expectations, going down again is never much more fun than climbing up for tired legs.
‘We’ve received some great support from local businesses and individuals who have sponsored our team, but we still have a way to go to reach our target. If you can support us, and MacMillan, please do visit our JustGiving page to make a donation. We’d be so grateful.’ said Anita Beaumont, Marketing Officer.