John Wakeford

Step Out For Yorkshire

I’m stepping out for Yorkshire Cancer Research this May. The challenge I have set myself is The Pennine Way: Middleton-in-Teesdale to Edale, the equivalent of 135 miles, and it's all to raise money for life-saving cancer research in Yorkshire.

My Activity Tracking


My target 135 mi

My miles are saving lives. I’m stepping out this May to show my support for people affected by cancer in Yorkshire.

1 in 2 people will experience cancer in their lifetime. Yorkshire Cancer Research is an independent cancer charity funding pioneering research to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in the region.

I’ve chosen my distance and will be walking to raise money for this vital cause. Last year I walked the northern section of the Pennine Way (Kirk Yetholm to Middleton-in-Teesdale) and raised over £2,000 and this year I plan to complete the second half. I shall be walking over 8 days completing between 15-22miles a day. The team here at HW Global will also be walking to support me.

Please support my efforts and help more people in Yorkshire survive cancer.

My Achievements

Pursue the Peaks
24 miles

Ramble the River
52 miles

Dash the Dales
100 miles

Pace the Pennines
279 miles

Beat the Border
450 miles

Jubilee Celebration
70 miles

Half way there

Challenge complete

£150 raised

£250 raised

£500 raised

£1000 raised

£1500 raised

Fundraising target achieved

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Team Captain

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My Updates

Day 7 & 8

Tuesday 24th May
The final 2 days - the rain cleared up to leave a great weekend for walking. John and the team covered 13 miles on Saturday and 15 on Sunday. 

Day 5

Sunday 22nd May
18 miles from Hebden Bridge to Cowling - unfortunately it was a rainy day but the team battled through the wind and rain!

Day 4

Thursday 19th May
Started in the beautiful Malham and tackling Penny Ghent today! Joined by more of the HW Global team. Beautiful day for walking, we covered 16 miles.

Day 3

Wednesday 18th May
15 miles covered today! Joined by some of the team from HW Global and some 4 legged friends! Finished off in Malham today.

Day 2

Tuesday 17th May
Tan Hill to Hawes - some stunning scenery and awful rain! Lets hope the weather picks up for the rest of the week!

Day 1

Tuesday 17th May
Day one Pennine way 18 miles done!
Had a great day and the weather was fab. 
Thanks for Henry, Chris and Joe for your support! On our way and appreciate all the sponsorship!! Thank you, John

Thank you to my Sponsors


Andy Koss

Well done John, a fantastic achievement !



a great cause


David Broadbent


Richard Millman

A great effort for a great cause John!


Mark Gault


Dave Poole

Congratulations John, great work!


Joshua Bayliss


David Carr

Well done!! Fantastic amount raised


Gary Brown


Martin Ellis

Amazing effort John. Respect! All the best!


Joe Jennings

Well done u big muppet lots of love xx


Mark Pettican

Well done John…Great effort: great cause.


Adam Fleckney

Well done mate! That’s a strong effort for a great cause. Hope you had a cold pint waiting at the finishing stage!


David Downie

Great effort for great charity



John great cause but this is also to Thank Lorraine for her amazing support, empathy and attention to detail I know she walked with you Friday ask her about the 13 😁


Hannah Wilson

Amazing effort John!


Ben Clarfelt

Top work John! Hope you can rest up :)


Rob Pettican

Fantastic achievement for a very worthy cause John. Rob


Spencer Jinks

Amazing work John!


Stephen Johnson

Up the Toon! Well done mate.


Niall Holden

Well done John and team, fantastic effort!


Mike Russell

Well Done John A great effort for a great cause


Thomas Mannion

Well done John! A great cause and lots of hard work from you!


Mark Din


Anna Sharrott

Nearly there John!! Keep going xx


Angela Smith

GO GO GO John, only 2 more walking days left, a doddle! Great walking day with you and the team on Wednesday up PG and then across top of Malham Cove to finish. Thanks to support boys as well. xx


Julia & Mark Collings

Well done Wakey. What a challange, and what sheer determination and resilience you have shown this week. Keep going. It's for a fab cause.


Jamie Waugh

Well done John, Wednesday was a pleasure to walk with you....keep going..Jamie


Leo Mckee

Hey, John, Impressive effort, and much deserving cause. Keep on trekking!


Chis Bailey

Great effort for a great cause keep going lads and lasses Chris Bailey 👏


Angela Wright

Best wishes John & Adrian


Mark Buxton

We’ll done John! Keep going!!


Ian Heslop

Great effort Wakey and the boys


Holly Wakeford

Smashing it xxxx


Laura Rushton

Good Luck John! There’s going to be some long days of walking but worth while for such a fabulous charity.


Dominic Appleton

John, great effort for a worthy charity.Good luck on the rest of the walk.


Hw Global

Best of luck John and what a great cause, love from your family at HW Global x


Aileen Wallace


Lynne Atkin




Catherine Lynch

Well done John and Pascale - fabulous effort 👏👍


Adrian Hitchenor

Great effort John for a great cause...keep those feet moving !!


Rachel Frankland

Keep trekking Wakey, we're all really proud of you - you're smashing it! x


Danny Hodgson

Thanks for the 2-0


Steph C


Nick Cochrane

May the wind be at your back!


Lorraine Robertson

A fantastic cause John! Wishing you the best of luck and will see you on the Friday leg !!


Simon De Bell

Hi John, I trust that the weather will be kind to you on your quest to support a worthy cause. I have been fortunate to spend 12 weeks as a spiritual care intern at Peter Mac Cancer Centre in Melbourne. BR, Simon


Mike Lynn-jones

Best of luck John 👍


Lara Jennings

Love you both ❤️


Xavier Osipczak

Well done John!


Howard Murfin

All the best John - a great effort for a great cause. Look forward to joining you on the final 2 legs!!