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  • Writer's pictureTracey Baty

Cedarbarn Team Taking On Northumberland Mighty Hike

Two members of the team from an award-winning Pickering farm shop are taking part in a marathon fundraiser next month to raise money for charity.

On 15th July, Lindsey Adams, assistant café manager at Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café is taking on the marathon distance of the Northumberland Coast Mighty Hike and will walk 26 miles with her friend, Amy Cook, and on 16th July, Cedarbarn’s General Manager, Alison Riley, husband Paul and five friends will do the 13-mile challenge of the same event.

“My husband has Prostate Cancer he was diagnosed in 2020. He is a very strong and positive man and I am immensely proud of what he has achieved. He has taken part in numerous fundraising walks since his diagnosis and I have decided to walk with him on this occasion. Any donation would be greatly appreciated,” said Mrs Riley.

The Northumberland Coast Mighty Hike goes from Alnwick Castle to Bamburgh Castle and takes in the beautiful beaches and fishing villages of the Northumberland Coast. It is one of 12 hikes taking place in some of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of the UK from the Lake District to the Gower Peninsula. Each participant pledges to raise £250 to fund services for people living with cancer and it is hoped that the Northumberland Coast hike will raise a total of £1.6 million.

“£250 doesn’t sound like much to raise, but when you consider that £252 could pay for a Macmillan Support Worker for two days and just £32 could pay for a Macmillan Nurse for an hour, it’s an achievable goal and a very worthwhile thing to do,” said Ms Adams.

Both Mrs Riley and Ms Adams have exceeded their £250 targets but would welcome additional donations in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Donate here for Mrs Adams and here for Mrs Riley.

Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café began as a small PYO strawberries operation from a caravan 26 years ago and now is a thriving farm shop and café that sources a large percentage of its produce from its own farm and a neighbouring farm supplemented with local suppliers.

In 2019, Cedarbarn’s co-founder, Karl Avison raised £20,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support when he took part in the Macmillan Ride of Your Life at York Racecourse.

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