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Karen Penny, who lives in the Gower, has embarked on a continuous walk circumnavigating the 19,000 miles of the British and Irish Coastline, and 20 of the largest islands, to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. On the 25th January, Karen stopped off at Milford Waterfront as part of this 4-year journey.

Milford Waterfront has contributed to this incredible undertaking by sponsoring Karen’s one night stay in Milford Haven, with a room at the Heart of Oak as she passed through on her journey. As well as this, the Port of Milford Haven is donating £200 to Karen’s cause.

Karen’s family were sadly affected by Alzheimer’s, and this has inspired her to raise as much money as possible for the charity. She is dedicating the next four years of her life to raising a target of £100,000.

Karen Penny commented: “This is an incredible journey that I am undertaking. I set off from Southgate in the Gower, and I am currently in the first leg of my journey, heading up to Fishguard to make my way over to Rosslare, Ireland. I am very proud to be the first woman to be undertaking the feat, and all for a cause that is very dear to my heart. I would like to extend thanks not just to the Port of Milford Haven and Milford Waterfront for putting me up for the night and donating, but also to everyone who has come out in support, and of course sponsored me and helped to raise money for such a deserving charity.”

Karen Lewis, Tourism Manager, Milford Waterfront added: “We have worked with Karen and her husband previously as part of our park run scheme, and were more than happy to organise a hotel stay for her night in Milford Haven, as well as a donation to help her reach her goal. This is an awe-inspiring achievement that Karen is working towards, and all of us here at the Port are cheering her on.”

To help Karen reach her £100,000 goal for Alzheimer’s Research UK and show support, go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thepennyrollson.

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