CARDIGAN Griw Glo Coal Crew will be facing a hellish test later this month in their latest challenge to raise cash for Cardigan Cancer Care.

This year, the six women - Elin Burton, Cindy Rogers, Rachel Rees Walters, Debbie Bell, Carys Davies and Emma Jones – aim to carry a 25kg sack of coal the 70 miles from Devil’s Bridge back to Cardigan.

The intrepid group aim to set out at 8am on Friday, April 26 and walk non-stop overnight, arriving back in Cardigan at around 3.30pm the following day – Barley Saturday.

They are no strangers to putting themselves through it – last year they trekked the 60 miles from Strata Florida back to Cardigan in little over 27 hours and the year before that they completed a 50-mile walk.

But not content with those epic ventures, they are now pushing their bodies even harder as they look to add to the staggering £46,000 they have raised for the local community over the years.

“It’s going to be tough and I can’t say I am looking forward to it,” said Elin Burton.

“We seem to set ourselves a harder challenge every year but we get so much support and Cardigan Cancer Care is such an amazing charity which is very close to our hearts.

“Without this local charity some families would be without the needs/support they require. The fantastic volunteers of Cardigan Cancer Care support families with cancer and all donations raised throughout the year are given to families.”

After starting out at Devil’s Bridge, the girls will walk through Pontrhydfebdigaid, Tregaron, Lampeter, Llanybydder, Llanllwni, Newcastle Emlyn and Llechryd before arriving back in Cardigan.

“Any support will be greatly appreciated. There will be a bucket collection on the way, along with our Just Giving page and we will be very grateful for any donation, big or small,” added Elin.

“We will also be collecting at Tesco’s in town on Good Friday.”

Several local firms are also backing the walk, including growitmowit, Jones Carpentry and Tiling, Welch & Co solicitors, Teifi Kitchens and Crymych Coal.