Tom Maynard Trust

Wellyman Walking Route Confirmed

By January 20, 2021No Comments

For the Tom Maynard Trust’s final major fundraising challenge, our own Matt Maynard will be walking the length of Wales… in his wellies!

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.

The provisional route for October is:

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).

Mike Fatkin

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