Towering trek for charity

Levi Dorward and Scott Timbrell preparing for a ninety mile charity walk
Levi Dorward and Scott Timbrell preparing for a ninety mile charity walk

Two generous fundraisers are stepping out on a 90 mile trek from Chesterfield to Blackpool Tower for the Derbyshire Times’ Ashgate Hospice 25in25 Appeal.

Scot Timbrell, 33, of Newbold, had been planning to go to Blackpool to support his best mate Lloyd ‘Rage’ Gellatly in a cage fight when he decided he would make the journey on foot for Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospice and heart transplant youngster Freya Bingham whose family live on his road.

The determined fundraiser will also be joined by friend Levi Dorward, of Chesterfield, as they both hope to raise hundreds of pounds for the two very good causes.

Scott said: “Lloyd’s uncle Andy Revell called me and asked how I was getting to Lloyd’s fight and I said I was going to walk it and he said don’t be daft your legs will drop off.

“Freya and her family have been so brave and I’ve had friends who have sadly spent their last days in Ashgate Hospice so doing a sponsored walk to Blackpool for these great causes just seemed like a great idea.”

Scott and Levi aim to set off on October 10 to get to Blackpool by October 12 and if they have time to spare they hope to do a bucket collection at the Fleetwood Town FC home match against the Spireites before Lloyd’s fight in the evening.

They have already pulled in generous sponsor money and pledges from Shaun Grafton and Fitness factory, Andy Revell and Chesterfield Asbestos Removals and Mick Shaw of Millienium Cars. Anyone wishing to sponsor Scott are urged to visit www.justgiving.com/Scott-Timbrell for details.

The Derbyshire Times and our readers are continuing to help raise £25,000 for Ashgate Hospice during the charity’s 25th anniversary after already raising thousands of pounds with the DT’s Flagg Cycle Ride and residents’ sponsored endeavours. Those wishing to publicise their support for Ashgate Hospice are urged to call Jon Cooper at the derbyshire Times on (01246) 504524 or email jon.cooper@derbyshiretimes.co.uk with details.