Walking the taff trail for the huntington's disease association

9th April 2024

Walking the Taff trail for The Huntington's Disease Association

On Saturday 27th April 2024, we've challenged ourselves to walk 14miles (22.5km) of the Taff trail from Pontypridd to Cardiff in support of The Huntington's Disease Association.

The challenge

The challenge is to walk 14 miles (22.5km) of the Taff trail in South Wales. We'll be starting the walk in Pontypridd, the birthplace of the Welsh national anthem, and following the river Taff all the way to Cardiff (although we are not against floating some of the way if we get too tired).

You can view the route below:

Map of the Taff Trail

What is Huntington's Disease?

Huntington's disease (HD) is a rare hereditary neurodegenerative disorder that affects the brain. The disease causes progressive damage to certain nerve cells in the brain, leading to a decline in motor skills, cognitive abilities, and psychiatric symptoms.

Symptoms of Huntington's disease typically appear in adulthood, usually between the ages of 30 and 50, although onset can occur at any age. As the disease progresses, individuals with HD may require assistance with daily activities and eventually become fully dependent on others for care.

Unfortunately, there's currently no cure for Huntington's disease, but by supporting The Huntington's disease we are hoping that one day there will.

How to sponsor

You can sponsor our charity walk via our Just Giving page. All donations will go directly to The Huntington's Disease Association.

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