Newport brothers take on Brecon Beacons for hospice

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TWO Newport brothers will take an unprecedented walking challenge to raise money for St David’s Hospice in May.

Nick and Chris Trew, who are originally from Nash, will walk over 32 mountains in the Brecon Beacons in eight days, starting on Friday, May 23. The challenge will be 115 miles long.

And Nick, who is 54 and lives in Llandegveth, said it was the first challenge he had ever come across that takes in the whole mountain range. It took him six months to design the route.

As part of the fundraising attempt, the brothers are asking 32 Gwent businesses to sponsor them to carry up a sheet with their logo on it when they walk up each of the mountains. Then they will take a photo of each summit.

When the walk is completed, he hopes to get the walk on the official Ordnance Survey maps and will also write a trail book.

He said: “We’ve both had friends die who have had cancer. All three of them have had superb care from St David’s and St Anne’s Hospices and we were thinking of something different and unique.”

Mr Trew said he is hoping to raise £5,000 – the same amount he raised when he climbed Kilimanjaro in 2006 for Scope.

The brothers will use hostels, hotels or bed and breakfasts as stop off points on their walks.

To sponsor the brothers’ fundraising, email or call him on 01633 450355.

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