Coastal walk to help the heroes

Cardenden men Lee Wands and Bill Butchart are greeted by Lee's mum at the end of their charity walk.
Cardenden men Lee Wands and Bill Butchart are greeted by Lee's mum at the end of their charity walk.

TWO Cardenden men have raised over £2000 for charity after walking the Fife Coastal Path between the Tay and Forth bridges.

Lee Wands and Bill Butchart completed the 84 mile walk last month in a bid to raise funds for armed forces charity Help for Heroes.

The pair have now collected in all their sponsorship money and donations, reaching a grand total of £2082.40.

The friends are delighted with the amount they have made for the charity.

Lee said: “We’re very pleased with the total. It was a good experience and very worthwhile.

“The people of Cardenden have been amazing. It’s been quite a big thing for us doing it.”

The walk, which they started on July 7, took them four days to complete and the pair are very grateful to those hotels along the way who generously provided them with a night’s stay - the Craw’s Nest, the Old Manor and the Inn at Lathones.

Lee added:​ “The first three days we did 20 miles each day and then it was 24 miles on the last day.

“We were going to do an extra day and do 12 and then 12, but we decided just to crack on and do it.

“We finished in North Queensferry at about 8.20 p.m on the Tuesday.

“We’d like to thank the hotels again for their support and the people of Cardenden for their generosity in helping us raise so much.

“They have been amazing.”

The men were met at the end of their walk by friends and family, including Lee’s mum Mary.

And the sponsored walk may not be Lee’s last fundraising venture, as he is considering doing something in future to help other charities.