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David Connett

Walk the West Highland Way

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/336806408/"][/vmgvideo][p]David Connett, a veteran and former editor and publisher of The Recycler celebrates his 65th birthday this year (April) and has accepted the challenge from G&G and will join a team of veterans as they reconnect with years gone by and walk 154km from Milngavie to Fort William along the world-famous West Highland Way. David is raising money for Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières[/p][p]Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières provides emergency medical care worldwide to people affected by conflict & disasters. The funds raised will go directly to supporting their work.[/p][p]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. [/p][p]G&G is pleased to support David and his “crazy” idea, walking Scotland’s 156 kilometre West Highland Way to raise well-needed funds for others.[/p][p]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.[/p][p]Everyone at G&G wishes David good luck and a pleasant journey. Every penny counts so please give what you can.”[/p][p][b]About the walk[/b][/p][p]The West Highland Way (WHW) uses many ancient roads, including military roads and old coaching routes. The 154km trail is commonly walked in 7 to 8 days but we will be taking it on in just 5! To add to the sense of adventure and achievement, we will be camping at 4 locations along the route.[/p][p]Our path starts in Milngavie and takes us to Balmaha on day 1, before heading to Inverarnan on day 2. Day three takes us to Bridge of Orchy. From there on day 4 it gets tricky as the route climbs the Devil’s staircase before a great descent to sea level at Kinlocochleven. Day five, the final stage, we skirt the Mamore mountains and then descent into Glen Nevis before finishing in Fort William past the foothills of Ben Nevis.[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]

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Jul 8, 2019


Well done David... I knew you would do it.


Jun 19, 2019

David Higgott

Good luck David and for such a great cause from all at PCL Direct Group Limited


Jun 10, 2019

The Kleenstrike Team

Well done David, from everyone at Kleenstrike


Jun 10, 2019

Tony and Nikki

Good luck David

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 10, 2019


Congratulations and well done David. You walked for a great cause.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 5, 2019

Gerry O'Neill

Well done

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 5, 2019

Spike cook

Well done David I never doubted that you would complete the walk.


Jun 4, 2019

Jan-Michael Sieg

Well done David


Jun 4, 2019

Sandra connett


Jun 3, 2019

Petra and Sebastian

better a rainy day on the West Highland Way than a sunny day in the office... keep on moving and enjoy your celebration Whisky... (Ben Nevis recommended) take care