Simon Gets Walking for Cancer Research UK

March 12, 2011

Wallingford based Agricultural engineer, Simon Bowler, is pulling on his boots to walk 630 miles for Cancer Research UK.

Simon, 35, who grew up near Minehead, Somerset will set out from the town on the epic South West Coast path on April 3 2011 and arrive in Poole, Dorset on May 15 2011.

The South West Coast path is the UKs longest national trail in the UK, covering four counties and some of Britains most dramatic coastline.  In completing the walk within his six week timeframe Simon will have to walk between 15 to 20 miles a day and in total will need to cross 17 major rivers, all while carrying around 20kg of camping equipment and food with him.

Simon’s 630 mile adventure is the culmination of 13 months of planning, preparation and training. “I am looking forward now to getting out there and facing the challenge of the UKs longest National Trail.Said Simon. Several members of my family have suffered from cancer, some of whom have lost their battle. Simon’s 630 mile adventure is my way to draw something positive from my experiences with this devastating disease.

Simons employer ListerWilder LTD has supported him every step of the way. ListerWilder personnel director Jason Scott said We are delighted to support Simon on this epic trip. It’s an exciting adventure and for such a great cause too. To help him on his way ListerWilder have pledged £1000 towards Simon’s target of £10,000

Simon is hoping to raise £10,000 through sponsorship and donations. Donations can be made at

Once achieved, the money raised will be donated to Cancer Research UK, to help fund the charitys research into potential cures and treatment for cancer.

One-in-three people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is that more people are beating the disease than ever before.  Cancer Research UKs work is at the heart of that progress.

Cancer Research UK supports the work of scientists, doctors and nurses who are dedicated to beating cancer by understanding its causes and finding new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent the disease.

To find out more about Cancer Research UK visit or call 08701 60 20 40.

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