Walking with Poldark, September 2018

More than 50 people were involved over a September weekend, all flying the flag for The JBSF. Those of us who walked all three days covered 82.4 KMs or 107,773 steps – considerably further than we originally set out to do! This also included an underground tour of the South Crofty Mine. As you can see from the photos the Cornish coast line is certainly not flat, so we certainly earned our pasties!

A huge thank you to all those that joined us and helped it to be such a glorious event. Cornwall’s mining heritage is richer than you could ever imagine and we were lucky enough to be joined by the world’s experts, especially those from Cornish Lithium and Strongbow Mining (two exciting companies that you should read up on). Our eyes have been well and truly opened to the incredibly rich mining history of the county – with tin, copper, zinc, and silver all coming out of the ground there from 100,000 shafts!

The African based students we support (14 this year) are all very deserving and really appreciate that we are helping (in our small way) to educate the future leaders of Africa’s Mining Industry. Events like this, supported by you, really make a difference to those we are assisting.

We were escorted past many of the old mine workings across the county that also follow a number of the coastal walks made famous in the recent Poldark television series. Our final day covered much of The Penwith Heritage Coastal Walk between St Ives and Penzance.

It was an exhausting but fascinating trip – alas we didn’t find Poldark but we were blessed with glorious weather and raised over £15,000 for the cause.

We have raised more than £15,000 so far, for which we are hugely grateful and, just in case you missed the link to give, or know someone else who might like to donate, it is https://www.sponsorme.co.uk/your-donation/mydonation.aspx?CR=CT5165&CN=Julian%20Baring%20Scholarship&PR=1000

Many thanks to all those who took part