Our intrepid duo – Phil and Bethan –
are walking from Rhyl to Cardiff
~ the first three days!
This photo was taking when they were training and the weather was cooler and wet!!!
The walk is part of a wider series of events which we are hosting in order to highlight our thanks to, and our admiration of, the incredible women and men who work for the NHS, giving of themselves day after day as they care for our health and well being. We want to show our pride that the idea of universal health care was inspired by the compassion and community care witnessed in Tredegar and throughout the mining communities of South Wales.
They are following the Offas Dyke pat and are visiting NHS places across Wales to thank them on the churches behalf for all they do to care for us, and giving knitted figures, made by the Ladies at Castle Sq URC and mini hearts made by a member of St David’s Uniting Church!
We are delighted to say that hospitality is being provided by churches along the route.
A progress report is being posted daily on Twitter @NhsGod and Facebook – God Bless the NHS
Saturday 7th July – they traveled by car to Rhyl, calling at Glan Clwyd Hospital……..
…….. and St Asaph Cathedral before starting their trek.
And so the trek begins….Rhyl to Dyserth just 4 miles to the first overnight stop!
Sunday 8th – Day 1 – Dyserth to Ruthin. After breakfast and morning service , when Phil was invited to preach!
After collecting many cards with messages of thanks to deliver to the Ssenedd ……they set of again!
They arrived at Ruthin after an extremely hard walk with little shade!
At Ruthin they were met by the folk of the English Presbyterian Church who treated the walkers and the support team to a fantastic meal!
They were advised by some experienced walkers at Ruthin NOT to walk along Offas Dyke the next day!,
Monday 9th – Day 2 – Ruthin to Oswestry
An 8.15 start today, but following a an alternative route along the river with more shade!
Passing through Llangollen and walking along the aquaduct and going through a tunnel ~ definitely cooler !
They even ‘stepped’ into England!!!
In Oswestry they visited the Cambrian Medical Centre
Then shared a meal with people from Oswestry Churches together!
Tuesday 10th – Day 3 – Oswestry to Montgomery
told them how wonderful the staff of
Severn Hospice had cared for his wife!
So today our team visited the hospice
to give a special thankyou to the
They also visited the Robert James & Agnes Hunt (RJAH) Orthopaedic Hospital
There post said ‘Today some of our staff were visited by members of God Bless the NHS as part of their walk across Wales (and over the border). They dropped in with gifts to personally thank staff for their hard work. Thank you to the group for putting a smile on everyone’s faces!
More pictures will be posted soon!