West Highland Way Charity Walk


In response to motions 2,3 and 4 that were carried at the National Young Workers Conference 2017 the National Young Workers Committee have committed to a CWU Young Workers Charity Promise.

The Charity Promise is to raise awareness and funds for three charities that work directly with young people who are struggling with mental health issues such as suicidal thoughts and the effects of homelessness.

The committee is therefore working with Papyrus UK, Centrepoint and the Ron Todd Foundation and will culminate in a charity walk in June 2018.

A team of 10 made up of CWU young workers across all constituencies will take on the 96 miles that is the West Highland Way Walk. The walk will take the team 6 days starting in Milngavie in Scotland and will take in Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Conic Hill and the shadow of Ben Nevis and finishing in Fort William. The days will consist of the team walking a minimum of 12 miles with one day asking them to walk 20 miles. A full itinerary is attached for the branches information.

The team will be staying in campsites and will have to contend with the unpredictable weather of the Highlands and the infamous midges!

Their journey can be followed on the dedicated Facebook group:


The team would appreciate donations for their endeavours please. Donations can be made via their BT MyDonate team page:


The team are:

Jimi Brown – South Midlands Postal
Fiona Curtis – Northern Ireland Telecoms
Elli Long – Greater Mersey & S W Lancs
Scott Hartles – Scotland No 2
Adam Gibbins – Somerset, Devon & Cornwall
Andrew Mercer – Bootle Financial Services
Jo Thair – CWU Head Office


The West Highland Way Itinerary – 3rd to 10th June 2018