Intrepid Adventurer Walks Coast to Coast for the Donna LouiseTinsdills
Tinsdills Solicitors’ Managing Director, Tim Cogan triples fundraising target for charity after completing a staggering 192 mile Coast to Coast venture, and raising £1525 for Donna Louise Hospice.
Over 14 consecutive days, Tim battled across hills, mountains and precarious terrains in a bid to raise funds for the popular local children’s support facility.
The Donna Louise Hospice provides a lifeline to hundreds of families across the area and as Staffordshire’s only dedicated hospice for children and young people, are able provide specialist care and support services for children with life-shortening conditions, due to illness or injury.
After setting off from the Irish Sea at St Bees Head, Tim navigated through the Lake District and onto the Yorkshire Dales, before reaching the North York Moors and finally completing at the North Sea Shoreline at Robin Hood’s Bay.
Commenting on this feat, Tim said: “It was a fantastic experience, but not without challenges. Some of the climbs were very difficult and required a good amount of skill to traverse, especially during some of the more testing weather conditions. The support everyone showed through donations and well wishes really helped to spur me on through the tougher days.
“I am both proud and overwhelmed by this achievement; the Coast to Coast Challenge has always been an aspiration of mine to complete, and being able to support a local charity simultaneously makes it even more meaningful.”
Unfortunately, during the peak of the pandemic, local charities struggled to continue to provide the exceptional care that they strive for. After being forced to cancel all major fundraising events due to lockdown restrictions charities needed to rely solely on individual donations and government support.
Tim added, “I made the decision to take on the Coast to Coast Walk in aid of the Donna Louise Hospice, simply hoping to raise money and awareness through people sharing my challenge with friends and across social media; knowing that any money raised would contribute to the Donna Louise and help them to continue to deliver their services to local families.
“I started with a fundraising target of £500, but I never imagined I would hit that target before even setting off! The fundraising continued to spiral from there, now we have more than tripled my original target which is unbelievable and donations are still coming in.”
The Donna Louise commented, following Tim’s walk, “We are very thankful to Tim for taking on the Coast to Coast Challenge in support of the Donna Louise, it’s an absolutely amazing amount of money raised and we are so grateful for his support, and to everyone who supported Tim throughout this accomplishment.” If you would like to support the Donna Louise, donations can still be made via Tim Cogan’s Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tinsdills-solicitors2020