Throughout June 2020 the 3WhiteHats team set themselves a group task to complete the South West Coast Path by either walking, running, cycling and paddleboarding the full 627 miles. We smashed this with 1 day left to spare!
The team decided that this was actually a warm up task for an even bigger challenge - to complete Land's End to John o' Groats.
Lands End to John o' Groats is the traversal of the whole length of the island of Great Britain between two extremities, in the southwest and northeast. The traditional distance by road is 874 miles but we are going to round that up to 1,000 miles by taking a few detours.
We have given ourselves 1 month to complete the challenge, starting on 17th July 2020 and finishing on 16th August 2020.
The 3WH team is made up of 18 people who will be completing the challenge any way they can by logging their mileage on Strava and collating it using a clever data dashboard which you can follow us on! Check here to see how we are getting on.
As this is quite a big challenge, we have joined up with Community Heart (Falmouth) to help raise money to open a community Fundraising Shop and Hub; with a Community Fridge and to set up and sustain the Falmouth Community Orchard. They have been doing some incredible work during the Covid-19 pandemic by supplying emergency food boxes to the most vulnerable people in our community and as businesses have started repoening they have turned their focus back on to their original project.
Our target fund raising amount is £1,000 - £1 for every mile!
"The vision is to open a fundraising shop and Hub here in Falmouth. It will serve the whole of Cornwall as many people will see the genuine benefits of the initiatives. It will be centred around the Fundraising shop. We will take in donated items from the public and sell them to generate funds to sustain the initiatives which include the Commmunity Fridge in which any one, particularly those who may be struggling can help themselves to free healthy fruit & Veg - with surplus food sourced from local supermarkets due to not being sold. Alongside this will be a Hygiene and contraception Bank, where such items will be available. Holistic Therapies, a drop in, super affordable CommuniTEA cafe, and a meeting session space which other local organisations will use, enhancing the benefit to the public by providing a free and made for purpose venue. There will also be a resource library with useful information relating to healthy eating on a budget, environmental sustainability and practical help for the Homeless. Managed by us is the new Falmouth Community Orchard, and will be planting thousands of trees throughout Cornwall.
We will stop many tonnes of useful items from being put into the bin and provide affordable items for people to share.
The Hub will be the vibrant community space which is so needed."
Please donate what you can to help this great cause and also encourage our team to put in the miles!