Staring early June Ben Honisett and Daniel Parker are walking the GR10 from the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean coast following the majestic mountains of the Pyrenees in south west France in aid of the Kinamba Project.
This journey, as the crow flies, is some 440 km. However with the incredible terrain and steep paths the actual journey will be more like 750 - 900 km depending on which routes they are able to take.
We would also quickly like to thank the following people who directly sponsored the Kinamba project for our walk - this shows up here as money rasi
Donor First Name Message from Donor Donation Steve & Ann Waters Good luck with the sponsored trek, Ben! - You have chosen a fabulous charity to support - really inspiring. £150 Pat Chapman-Pincher Good luck Ben - its a great cause - worth the sore feet £250 Philip Law Good luck Ben ! £10.00 ALISTAIR SINCLAIR Good luck mate!! Al :o) £20.00 Lesley Cousins £20.00 Katie Eade An amazing adventure, and a fantastic cause. Go for it guys!! xx £20.00 rebecca garnett Good luck Ben - Go for it! :) £10.00 kristy castleton
Chris Wilson good luck x £20.00
£20 kristy norton well done£5.00
Anybody wanting to join up and walk parts of the trail with Ben and Dan in aid of the Kinamba Project are more than welcome, all they ask is that you can make your own way on and off of the the route, you are an experienced walker, have all your own kit and can ask your friends & family for sponsorship via this page.Click here to see the route Ben and Daniel will take
Some of the GR10 route is very well walked and most of the route actively seeks out small towns or villages where accommodation and often a warm meal awaits. However Ben and Dan's plan is to avoid these overnight stops and to actually spend the entire journey camping wild or even just bivouacking down for the night where possible! This adds an interesting problem to the journey as they will have to travel light and yet carry most of the required equipment with them, including a small lightweight tent, spare clothing and indeed emergency and medical supplies.
They have already some basic equipment but they have also approached some very well known companies and asking for equipment sponsorship to add the necessary items and upgrade the in-appropriate items.
They will be keeping a daily diary and the intention is to upload the progress onto the site as they go. Hopefully they will be able to to this regularly, but in the mountains it is difficult to say if and when there will be reception. So please continue to check here for progress reports as of early June.
The plan is to raise somewhere between £5000.00 and £10,000.00 - of course anything raised would be great but this target would be of great benefit to the project. Their work and efforts really make a difference and you just have to look at this site to see how much good they are doing. Please feel free to sponsor Ben and Dan on this trek using the link below. Any amount no matter how small can make a considerable difference.
Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Kinamba Community Project gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.
So please sponsor us now!
A special note for people that have sponsored us before this page was set up and therefore the donations are on an alternative sponsors page. We would both like to thank Pat Chapman-Pincher for her very kind donation of £250.00 and also Steve Waters who also kindly donated £150.00. And of course thanks to every one else who has been kind enough to donate.