Two friends are pulling on their walking boots and hitting the road to raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

Zaneta Jackson, a parishioner at Our Lady and St Benedict in Abbey Hulton, and her friend Pamela James are planning to walk part of the Wales Coast Path.

They are hoping to raise at least £200 for the DEC, which provides support to those in desperate need.

The pair are setting off this Sunday (6 Sept) and plan to walk the 61-mile stretch from Port h Colman to Porthmadog over five days.

“We enjoy walking and have already walked from Chester to Porth Colman on the Llyn Peninsula over the last couple of years and planned to walk the next part of the path, from Port h Colman to Porthmadog, in May but this had to be postponed due to the lockdown,” said Zaneta.

“We managed to rearrange it for September and thought that it could be a good idea to try to raise money to help people whose struggle during these times was even more difficult than our own.

“I am one of the Cafod representatives for my parish and saw that they were part of the DEC, a group of 14 charities working to help those in most need.”

In 2006 Zaneta walked the Great Glen way in Scotland to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society.

She added: “Hopefully we will one day complete the full length of the Wales Coast Path but, as it is 870 miles, it will take a few years!”

If you would like to make a donation please visit the pair's JustGiving page

Photo taken last year: Morfa Nefyn with Yr Eifl rising in the background.