This October Matt aims to complete his own personal challenge of walking from Cardiff to Colwyn Bay, linking the city where son Tom made his local league cricket debut with the town where he made his county debut for Glamorgan.
Not content with that, he will also be taking in the ascent of each of Wales’s three peaks – Pen-y-Fan, Cadair Idris and Snowdon – along the way.
There will be a couple of linked fundraising events prior to Matt’s departure from Cardiff as well, details of which will be publicized later in the year.
The aim is to raise funds towards a special legacy project, the intention being to wind down the Trust’s activities in 2022. Although we hope that the annual Tom Maynard Day at St Fagans Cricket Club will continue each summer, with money raised going to special projects agreed in advance, this will be the last time the Trust undertakes a major fundraising challenge. Details of the legacy project will be announced later this year.
Friday 8th Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) to Merthyr Tydfil
Saturday 9th Merthyr Tydfil to Brecon, via Pen Y Fan
Sunday 10th Brecon to Builth Wells
Monday 11th Builth Wells to Rhayader
Tuesday 12th Rhayader to Pant Mawr
Wednesday 13th Pant Mawr to Machynlleth
Thursday 14th Machynlleth to Dolgellau, via Cadair Idris
Friday 15th Dolgellau to Trawsfynydd
Saturday 16th Trawsfynydd to Beddgelert
Sunday 17th Beddgelert to Pen y Pass, via Snowdon (above)
Monday 18th Pen y Pass to Llanrwst
Tuesday 19th Llanrwst to Colwyn Bay (Cricket Club)
We will be setting up a special ‘Wellyman Walking’ Just Giving page in due course where anyone wishing to support Matt will be able to make a contribution.
We will provide regular updates throughout 2021. You can also follow Matt’s preparations for the event via his Instagram account (@matt.maynard) and Twitter feed (@mattmaynard25).