We’re all about charitable work here at Energy Relief, after all we can save people money and donate to charity and local projects at the same time.
As soon as we heard of Shaun Faulkners’ epic challenge, the Welsh Coastal Path Challenge, we just knew we had to do our bit and get involved to support Shaun and The National Autism Directory team.
Shaun, a 29-year-old from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of Autism.
Since a child, Shaun has found it difficult to understand and relate to the world around him. He suffered from mental health to the point of near suicide. However, in 2010 he found his escape from this crazy world, by running. It was running that has saved him and given him back his life and mental well-being.
From 9th September, 2016. Shaun Faulkner is running the whole of the Wales Coastal Path, all 870 miles of it in just one month. That’s a marathon (and a bit) per day for 30 consecutive days, with the final leg of his adventure involving a run along Chepstow racecourse. This 870-mile trek, will see Shaun cover an ascent that’s the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest twice. We’ve committed ourselves to run the Barry to Newport leg, so look out for updates across our social media channels at the start of October
The challenge is being organised by The National Autism Directory, a charity who helps adults in Wales with autism and other additional needs, through coaching and advocacy support to help them create a life they want to work up to, each day.
You can raise a FREE donation and support Shaun’s fantastic journey along the Welsh coast by visiting; http://www.energyrelief.co.uk/charities/shaun-faulkner-welsh-coastal-path-challenge/
To track Shaun’s progress along the coast, visit; https://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0huq7qVu8TcdEm6FMHVaKVUP2AJmYnKo3