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Charity trek chooses Taff Trail

Macmillan to stage its first Taff Trail fundraiser

A 14-mile route from Merthyr Tydfil to Pontypridd along the archaeological Taff Trail has been selected by Macmillan Cancer Support as the location for its upcoming charity walk.

Around 150 people are expected to take part on 20 November 2011 to help raise money for cancer research and support for patients and their families.

Taff Trail fundraiser encourages people to explore their surrounding countryside

Debbie Jones, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan said “Volunteers came up with the idea for the walk.”

She confirmed that they wanted a route that explored the surrounding countryside but incorporated the famous mining town of Merthyr and the county of Rhondda Cynon Taff.

The Taff Trail route is much longer than Macmillan’s more established Rhondda and Cynon Valley walks and is expected to take people the majority of the day to complete.

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