Following the Run the Wye charity event in August, two men have now handed over the £1700 raised for Save the Wye, The Little Princess Trust and Hereford Athletics Track. 

Joe Emmett and Harvey Pawson spent the last week in August running the length of the River Wye, from it’s source to the sea. 

Whilst it was a run to highlight the beauty and facility of the Wye, running the 136 miles was inspired by their wider motivation to support good causes. 

On Thursday, December 14, the pair met with the three charities at The Barrels in Hereford to hand over the money raised. 

Richard Tyler, from Save the Wye, said: “We are so grateful to Joe and Harvey for this fantastic fundraising.

“They really highlighted the plight of the river during the summer and now this donation will enable us to do even more campaigning. 

“What a pair!”

Phil Brace, from The Little Princess Trust, said: “We are so grateful to Joe and Harvey for their incredible efforts for us and other fabulous local causes.

“Their support will be a great help to us as we continue to give Hair and Hope to children with cancer.”

Save the Herefordshire Athletic Track said: “A big thank you to Harvey and Joe who ran the wye earlier this year helping to raise funds for our campaign.”

The gruelling run was shared and supported by numerous runners, including Save the Wye’s own Richard Tyler, as well as, Will Shipley who ran four out of seven days and Dave Prosser-Painting who ran the first and last days. 

Harvey and Joe thank all of the runners, everyone who donated and gave them accommodation along the way. 

They gave a special thank you to Kath Hey who rescued them with plasters at the end of day five and got them across the finish line.