David and Matilda’s charity trek

David Timmins, Matilda, his support crew and Alan Bailey
David Timmins, Matilda, his support crew and Alan Bailey

Fund-raiser David Timmins and his horse, a skewbald cob named Matilda, stopped off in the area earlier this week for a well-earned break during their 100-mile trek in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

David, who hails from near Workington, began his big-hearted charity effort in Gretna Green, travelling via Newcastleton and Bonchester Bridge to Bedrule, where they spent Sunday and Monday night at Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping, enjoying a rest day following the climb
up over the Not o’ the Gate.

David and Matilda, who has been pulling their horse-drawn caravan 15-17 miles a day, headed for Morebattle on Tuesday, then to Kimmerston and on to Fenwick before finishing at Holy Island today (Friday).

Alan Bailey, of Ruberslaw Wild Woods Camping, said: “We’re delighted to have had David and Matilda to stay and wish them the best of luck.”

Donations to David’s fund-raiser can be made at www.justgiving.com/T-Williams4