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NEWSREADER Huw Edwards and former gymnast Beth Tweddle yesterday launched the North Wales stretch of an 870-mile charity walk. Walk on Wales, which started in Cardiff Bay on August 25, honours the contribution of the 50 Welsh Guardsmen who have died on active service since the end of World War II and hopes to raise PS1m for the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal and Combat Stress. The first stage of the North Wales stretch kicked off at Chester Racecourse yesterday, heading along the Wales Coastal Path to Flint. Among the walkers was Bryan Wigley whose dad, Sergeant Malcolm Wigley, died on the landing ship Sir Galahad during the Falklands War in June 1982. He was only 31. Bryan, 35, will complete the entire 80-mile stage which also takes in Prestatyn, Rhos-on-Sea, Penmaenmawr and finally Bangor. The 90-mile stage three starts on September 4 and covers two-thirds of Anglesey. The event has a total of 62 walking days and ends back at Cardiff Bay on November 2. At each stage a silver baton inscribed with the names of the 50 Welsh Guardsmen - who will each have a day of the event dedicated to them -will be passed on to the next relay team of walkers.


Huw Edwards and former gymnast Beth Tweddle set out on the walk yesterday
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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Aug 30, 2013
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