HF Wye Valley Challenge 2018
I have been involved with the fantastic Houndsfirst Sighthound Rescue for around 4 years, being a foster carer, an adopter, a transporter and a fundraiser. They have hounds in private foster homes undergoing assessment all over Britain who are waiting for the right human to come along and give them a loving new home which they may not have experienced before. Houndsfirst work closely with other rescues to get what is best for the dogs. For the last two years I have organised and done a series of challenges which have included a version of the Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge where my eldest disabled son and I have trekked up and down the 3 highest mountain peaks in Wales, namely Snowden, Cadir Idris and Penyfan in August. This year I wanted to do something different so we are walking and coneing the length of the river Wye from its source to where it joins the Severn Estuary in Chepstow some 140 miles later whilst raising vital funds for the charity by doing this challenge with my 13 year old son who has Autism Spectrum Disorder and Hypermobility within 10 days or less in August 2018. We would be hugely grateful of any donations.+ Read More
So we completed the Challenge within 10 days. We walked around 60 miles and Canoed 84 miles. There were ups and downs, Capsizing on day one of the canoeing section wasnt pleasant but we survived, fantastic scenery, we met some lovely people along the way, had a great support crew and network of friends who raised money. Kizzie was with us all the way. The River levels were so low we spent lots of time dragging the canoe over stone beds or being forced into very narrow channels of water. We arrived back in Chepstow on time to a wonderful welcome in the rain. Donations are still being accepted and indeed we are still getting donations coming In so if you want to donate or donate again to help more dogs in need then please do so. Thank you everyone for all of your support.