Jim completes his epic journey

Well done to Jim Bray on his fantastic achievement in walking the entire length of the South West Coast Path.

The 36-year-old from Sampford Peverell completed the 630-mile trek in eight weeks to raise money for two charities – FORCE and Over and Above.

He set off from from Minehead in Somerset on June 10, and reached the finish marker at South Haven Point, near Poole in Dorset, on August 4.

Jim’s Journey saw him climb more than 100,000 feet – three and a half times the height of Mount Everest – cross nearly 300 bridges, catch 14 ferries, pass around 3,500 coast path signs and negotiate more than 30,000 steps.

He has raised around £7,000 so far for us Over and Above, which supports the work of Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and will go towards a new £2.5m chemotherapy and day treatment centre at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple.

We’re very grateful to Jim for his amazing efforts and you can read more about his challenge in a great artyicle by our friends at the Express and Echo and Mid Devon Gazette.