Swindon business boss takes a hike for Children in Need

By Claire Dukes - 3 January 2019


Neil Ball, Director of Swindon-based Bushton Ferris Ltd, is preparing to go the distance for a charity walk in aid of Children in Need.

Neil Ball Director of Swindon-based Bushton Ferris Ltd is walking the South West Coastal Path to raise money for Children in Need. 

Neil said: “I started to walk the 630 miles of the Coastal Path about seven years ago and so far have walked from Poole Harbour in Dorset to Mawgan Porth in Cornwall which is 440 miles."

With his friend, Susan Ritchie, Ball walks as much as he can at weekends, due to his work commitments with Bushton Ferris. 

He added: “Susan and I relished the challenge of walking the entire length of South West Coastal Path. Our aim is to complete the remaining 190 miles from Mawgan Porth to Minehead in Somerset before the 2019 Children in Need Day, so we have just under a year to do it.

“Although walking the path is hard work a lot of the time, the spectacular coastal views and amazing diversity of the countryside more than makes up for the real effort we have to put in to complete some of the sections.”

Ball and Ritchie decided to make the best possible use of their walking experiences, which they share across their social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram, by raising money for Children in Need. 

This is the first of many charity activities that Bushton Ferris is planning to undertake with all money raised going to children’s charities. 

“Susan and I are going down to Cornwall to complete the next section of the Coastal Path over the New Year holiday, so watch out for updates across social media. Let’s hope the weather is kind to us,” said Ball. 

To make a donation please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bushtonferris 

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