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David Connett walks the WHW for charity

April 18, 2019

The Recycler’s former editor is taking on the world-famous 154km West Highland Way trail to raise money for Doctors Without Borders – but also as an unforgettable way to mark his 65th birthday.

For the walk, Connett, a veteran, will be joining a team of fellow veterans to make the demanding trek from Milngavie to Fort William, beyond the foothills of Ben Nevis, between 31 May and 5 June. Although the West Highland Way is generally walked in 7-8 days, Connett and his companions are upping the challenge by attempting to complete it in just 5! They will also be camping at 4 different locations along the way.

Supported by G&G, Ninestar’s premium global brand specialising in standard consumables and professional printing solutions, David will be raising money for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

G&G commented on the walk: “G&G is pleased to support David and his “crazy” idea, walking Scotland’s 154-kilometre West Highland Way to raise well-needed funds for others.

 We discovered a fun fact about David, as an engineer the (polite) nickname for a group of engineers was “Penguins” who have true grit and courage, a precious trait we see in David, and something that inspired us here at G&G where the King Penguins are the G&G’s brand image ambassador.

 Everyone at G&G wishes David good luck and a pleasant journey.”

David said: “I didn’t want to turn 65 without a challenge or two to look forward to and G&G have given me this amazing challenge discovering Scotland’s spectacular landscape along the West Highland Way is indeed a challenge, but to do it in the company of an erstwhile group of veterans and raising money for such a fantastic cause will be even more fulfilling. Every penny counts so please give what you can.”

You can help support David’s fundraising challenge by visiting https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DavidConnett1 

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