A GRUELLING 85-mile trek along the Cambrian Coast, hampered by ill-fitting boots and terrible weather, has been completed in the name of charity.

Hardy duo Jeremy Murfin, 45, and Mark Dancer, 31, completed the march from their hometown Tywyn to Bardsey Island, following in the footsteps of Saint Cadfan, one of the first known settlers to arrive in the Tywyn area 1,500 years ago.

The pair, who are both train drivers for Arriva Wales, are hoping their coastline trek will raise as much money as possible for two very worthy causes, Ysgol Penybryn Parent and Teacher Association and Jeans for Genes, a charity which cares for children with genetic disorders.

The pair have already raised well over £1,500 and are expecting to touch £2,000, double their original target.

Jeremy, a parent governor at Ysgol Penybryn who also has two daughters in the school, said: “It’s been just over a week since we completed the walk so our feet have just about recovered!

“It was a tough walk but really enjoyable, lots of aches and pains and what felt like heavy bruising to the feet.

“The school has been fantastic, it’s made a really big deal out of our walk and head teacher Mrs Wynne-Pugh has put so much effort in.

Although the journey may be over, the fund-raising effort continues for Mark and Jeremy.

“Our Justgiving page is still up until 23 November and we still have a few sponsorship funds to collect, hopefully one last fund-raising push could make that extra bit of difference,” he said.

To sponsor Jeremy and Mark, visit https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/jeremy-murfin

Read the full story in this week’s north editions of the Cambrian News