An Oswestry solicitor who beat cancer 21 years ago will be putting his feet up for a hard earned rest when he celebrates his 58th birthday on 21st June, after taking part in a 42 mile walk three days earlier to raise money for two charities.
Richard Lloyd, a partner with Oswestry and North Wales law firm GHP Legal, has signed up for the Rotary Across Wales Walk which is due to set off from Glandyfi, just south of Machynlleth, at 3 am on Saturday 18th June.
Following cross-country paths and roads, the 14-16 hours’ walk will finish at the Anchor Inn in Anchor, a remote hamlet in southwest Shropshire that lies just 400 metres away from the Welsh border. The pub features in the 1922 Mary Webb novel, Seven For a Secret.
The walk has been organised by the Rotary Clubs of Llanidloes, Machynlleth and Newtown, with net funds from entry fees being donated to The Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales Appeal and Rotary Charities. Mr Lloyd is also raising sponsorship which he plans to donate to two charities close to his own heart.
“As it is 21 years since my encounter with cancer, and as I was a premature baby,” says Mr Lloyd, “I am raising money for Cancer Research and Genesis Research.
Anyone wishing to pledge sponsorship in support of Mr Lloyd’s walk can do so on the GHP Legal Facebook page, or call into the firm’s offices in Willow Street, Oswestry.