A convoy of coaches from Bakers Dolphin ensured comfortable support for fleet-footed walkers taking part in a charity’s flagship fundraising event of the year.
The South West-based coach operator provided eight vehicles to support Weston Hospicecare’s Mendip Challenge, which is now in its 31st year.
Hundreds of people trekked across the Mendips, covering a variety of different distances depending upon their own abilities, to support the charity, which provides palliative care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in and around Weston-super-Mare. The challenge raises tens of thousands of pounds every year, but was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19, and took place last year in a slightly limited format, due to restrictions.
Bakers Dolphin transported those taking on the longer 20- and 30-mile challenges to their starting points in Wells and Cheddar, for them to then return on foot to Weston-super-Mare.
Bakers Dolphin Sales and Marketing Director, Amanda Harrington, said: “We’re proud and privileged to support such a worthy cause, which makes a positive difference to lives of so many people in and around the town where we have our headquarters.
“There’s always a great atmosphere on board the coaches, with growing anticipation among the walkers about the challenge that lies ahead of them, and it was heart-warming to see the event take place with no restrictions this year. We feel honoured to be associated with Weston Hospicecare’s Mendip Challenge.”