Long-time supporter and Friend of MPA, Barbara Sanders, is undertaking the most extraordinary feat this spring. Barbara is walking from Penzance to Burnley and is asking people to support her efforts by donations to MPA.
Barbara’s first few days saw some atrocious weather and she had to battle driving rain and gale force winds, but she kept going. On the 7 March she finally got some of the weather she had been hoping for and completed the longest distance to date at 17 miles and 1,166 metres of ascent. The improved weather has helped her catch up with the schedule, which had been delayed by the earlier dreadful conditions. Yesterday, on Day 14, she passed 186 miles and 12,000 metres of ascent. To give you some context the 10,000 metre, or ascent mark, is equivalent to Everest! Barbara will have a few more of those to do before the end.
The last few days she’s had the company of two friends who have provided wonderful support. They have walked with her and cooked fantastic cordon bleu meals from a tiny camper van. To thank them Barbara provided the singing for a dance on the beach to celebrate a birthday. Not sure where she found the energy for that!
Barbara is regularly keeping us updated on her progress and sending lots of great photographs of her travels.
Contributions to Barbara’s fundraising can be made via Just Giving.
Look out for updates on Barbara’s progress on this blog and on our Facebook page.