Blytheweigh walks with Poldark
This September, the Blytheweigh team joined forces with Cornish Lithium, Strongbow Exploration and The Julian Baring Scholarship Fund to help raise over £15,000 for African mining students, in an event that saw a group of more than 50 experts from both the City and the mining industry Walk with Poldark.
Running over three days, the event saw the group walk some 107,773 steps and visit some of Cornwall’s most spectacular and historic mining scenery, all whilst ensuring that a few pubs were frequented along the way.
The first day included a brilliant presentation, pasty and tour around Strongbow Exploration’s South Crofty Tin mine, that was followed by a glorious walk in the September sun around the iconic Great Flat Lode and concluded with a spectacular dinner held by Cornish Lithium. The next two days saw the more determined members of the group (the Blytheweigh team not included) initially traverse 11 miles along the Mineral Tramways path, with the final day seeing the group walk a further 15 miles over the undulating coastal path from St Just to St Ives.
All of the 82 kilometres were walked in order to raise money for the Julian Baring Scholarship Fund, a charity set up in 2000 to grant financial assistance to African individuals whose circumstances prevent them for pursuing a career in the mining industry. Since its inception, the Fund has granted over one hundred scholarships to deserving recipients, who have been able to attend the world’s most prestigious mining colleges.
All in all, the Blytheweigh team felt that it was a hugely worthwhile cause, no matter how stiff our legs were the next day.