Date: Thursday 24 November 2011
Skelton man Paul Waugh has raised £900 for Help for Heroes and the haematology day centre at James Cook Hospital thanks to a mammoth charity walk from Whitby to Saltburn, dressed as a caveman...on stilts.
Funds were raised thanks to donations before the event and locals helping out along the walk – with housebuilder Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire stepping in to match the amount raised, bringing it up to £900.
Paul comments: “I’ve been taking part in sponsored events for about 20 years – I’ve run marathons, climbed mountains and cycled coast to coast. I got the idea of using stilts from one of the kids at the Youth Centre who had a pair and I just knew I could use them somehow. I’d like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey for the sponsorship – it really is appreciated.”
Paul is pictured at Taylor Wimpey development Hunley Manor in Brotton, where local sales executive Jacky Prouse heard about his fundraising efforts and wanted to get involved. She said: “I’d heard about Paul before – he’s a bit of a local celebrity – so when I found out about this latest challenge I really wanted to get involved and help out with his sponsorship.
“We’re always looking for ways to get involved with the local community and so to do something which benefits two charities is very special.”
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