FATHER and daughter Geoffrey Eynon and Angharad Smiriglia walked 175 miles and raised £2,775 for Pembrokeshire Cancer Services.
The pair walked for 70 days on the lead up to Geoffrey’s 70th birthday to commemorate the important milestone.
10 years ago, Geoffrey was diagnosed with chordoma, a very rare type of bone cancer that affects one in 800,000 people every year.
Geoffrey said: “After various hospital consultations, scans and biopsies, it was decided to remove the tumor by excision. Thankfully I made a full recovery following the surgery and have remained free of the disease for 10 years.”
Angharad said: “We are totally overwhelmed with the support and messages of goodwill sent to us during our challenge. It was difficult on some days getting out in bad weather, but the support and donations helped push us on and complete the challenge.
“We would like to thank everyone who donated and say thank you for every well wish we received. A special thank you to Katie in the fundraising team for her guidance and encouragement throughout.
“We would also like to use this opportunity to thank every professional that supported Dad on his cancer journey 10 years ago, both locally and further afield, and those who dedicate their lives to supporting people on their cancer journeys. We dedicate our fundraising efforts to you all.”
Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official NHS charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Geoffrey and Angharad for their kind donation. The support of our local communities enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide, and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.”