A resident of St Ann’s Chapel and a dedicated freemason, Neythen Woolford, has set his sights on a 90-mile walk to gather funds for two notable charities. His journey will commence from Land’s End and conclude at Cotehele Lodge in Calstock, spanning over three and a half days.
The charities set to benefit from this endeavor are Teddies for Loving Care (TLC) and Mind. Neythen, who holds significant roles at the Cotehele Lodge of Cornish Freemasons in Calstock, is deeply committed to serving and uplifting his community.
Neythen’s roots trace back to Drakewalls, and he currently resides in St Ann’s Chapel. He has been an active member of the parish council and has even initiated a community group in St Ann’s. Neythen expressed, “I can’t do a lot, but I can always spare some time to give back.
” This walk is not just a fundraising effort; Neythen aims to shed light on the commendable work freemasons undertake and dispel any misconceptions surrounding them. He remarked, “I want to highlight the genuine good that freemasonry does, especially since we contribute significantly to charitable causes.”
Historically, the group at Cotehele Lodge has generously donated to local initiatives like the Gunnislake, Calstock, and St Dominick football clubs, and the Calstock memorial garden. Neythen’s fundraising goal for this walk stands at £5000. The funds will aid TLC in providing comforting teddy bears to children in Accident & Emergency departments and support the mental health charity, Mind.
As of now, Neythen has managed to collect just shy of £500 and remains hopeful to reach his target. He emphasized the importance of both charities, noting the potential benefits of TLC for his 14-month-old daughter.
Neythen’s walk is scheduled to begin on September 7, with an ambitious plan to cover 32 miles on the first day. He welcomes others to join him in this noble cause. The walk will culminate on September 10 at Cotehele Lodge, where an open day event will also be hosted from 12 noon. Supporters can contribute to Neythen’s cause through his Just Giving page.