26 October 2015
When Ashley Boyd's uncle Adrian Rae died of cancer last year at the age of just 49, Ashley was determined to do something special to raise funds in his memory.
After he lost his job, Ashley decided to take this as the perfect opportunity to undertake his epic fundraising effort - walking from John O'Groats to Land's End! Ashley is due to finish his walk in early November and has so far exceeded his £5,000 target.
Speaking about his challenge, Ashley, who now lives in Bristol, said: 'When I knew I was losing my job I decided to use the free time to do something worthwhile, so I came up with my 30/30 walk challenge.
'I only took up walking two months ago, but I've already worked up to walking 30 miles one day. I will be joined along the route by people who have either experienced cancer or who have lost someone to cancer, and thanks to the kindness of strangers I will be put up at various people's homes.'
Follow Ashley's progress at https://www.facebook.com/3030CancerWalk?fref=nf