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MOVE FOR WELLNESS: 62-year-old from Bushey takes on 2,700-mile challenge

 Published on: 24th March 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A 62-year-old man from Bushey is taking on the colossal task of walking, jogging and cycling 2,728 miles wearing a blue tutu, in a virtual charity challenge across the UK.

David Baum, founder of the Move For Wellness campaign, wants to use the project to get people thinking more about health and understand the benefits of different forms of wellness.

The challenge aims to raise £36,500 over the year to be split between charities that help people suffering the effects of trauma.

David told WatfordNews: “Move For Wellness is about movement and goodness in life. We have so many beautiful parks around us we can use to get moving. Cassiobury Park is a brilliant area we can take advantage of. We can link so much together to improve health and raise endorphins.

“The cloud of COVID we are living under has so much negativity and toxicity. The project hopes to bring positivity and help people discover who they are.”

The challenge began on Sunday, February 21 and throughout the year will see David travel a virtual route along the coast, without ever physically going further than Watford. 

Starting in Bushey, the route will follow the south coast to Stonehenge, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Bridport, Torquay, Plymouth, Lost Gardens of Heligan to Lands’ End, then on to Barnstable, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Cardigan, Aberystwyth, Caernarfon, Liverpool, Blackpool, Morecombe, Keswick, Kilmarnock, Loch Lomond John O’Groats, Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham, Ely, Chelmsford, Sevenoaks, Brighton and back to Bushey.

David hopes to finish the challenge by the end of the year on December 21 and will be posting updates when he reaches specific landmarks along with a record of his daily miles. 

To support David on his journey, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/david-baum-1

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