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UPDATE:  After 14 weeks of walking the length of England and Scotland we finally reached John o'Groats on Friday 30th September, to complete our end-to-end charity walk. Impressively not a single pound of weight was lost! It was an experience that far exceeded expectations, but certainly something we aren't contemplating doing again anytime soon! Even with the lack of a summer to enjoy, raising money for such a good cause as Association for International Cancer Research helped to pass the miles and motivate us. Thanks to everybody who has donated and supported us throughout our challenge.

 

On 25 June, 2011 we are embarking upon a 1160 mile, 3 month walk from the southern most point in England, Land's End, to the northern most point in Scotland, John O'Groats. 

 

The United Kingdom is blessed with immense beauty. What better way to see it, than by walking the length of this island and allowing Candace (who is American) a closer glimpse of British life. We will update on the progress of our walk on twitter @AandC_walk_GB, on our own facebook pages (Adrian Livingstone and Candace Livingstone) and on Adrian's blog: http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/ShadyAdy

 

Of course we don't want to do all of this walking for nothing. We are raising money for the Association of International Cancer Research. AICR funds the best cancer research projects, regardless of where in the world they are located. They currently fund 207 cancer research projects worldwide. You can find out more information about our chosen charity at http://www.aicr.org.uk/.

 

As both of our families have been affected by cancer in the past this is a very personal cause for us. Candace is doing this walk in memory of her paternal grandparents and in honor of her mother. Her Grandpa Walt passed away at the end of 2010 after battling angiosarcoma. Six weeks later his wife, Candace's Grandma Mary Lou, also passed away (she had suffered with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and pancreatic cancer). In 2007 Candace's mother, Liz, was diagnosed with breast cancer but thankfully finished her treatment and went into remission soon before Adrian and Candace's wedding in 2008. Adrian is doing the walk in memory of his Grandma Val who passed away from breast cancer and to support Candace in the rememberance of her grandparents. 

 

Our goal is £2500 (about $4100), approximately £1 (~ $1.60) each per mile to be walked. We're hoping that all our friends, families and anyone who has been affected by cancer will give generously to support what we think is a more than worthy cause. Thank you in advance for any donations you can give us.    

 

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Raising money for

AICR

AICR

Charity Registration No. SC022918

Making ground-breaking advances in research requires the best minds, the brightest scientific talent and the most able researchers on the planet. That's why AICR (Association for International Cancer Research) has one simple doctrine - to fund the best cancer research it can find, regardless of where in the world it is carried out. <p> AICR is the only truly international cancer charity dedicated to the worldwide scientific fight against cancer.

Donations 56

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Donation by brian sherwin on 25/10/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Awe inspiring achievement for an excellent cause, well done Ady & Candace!!

Donation by Stuart Scanlon on 07/10/11

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Congratulation!!! Well Done

Donation by Dipen Mistri on 07/10/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Great effort guys, hope to see you one of these days.

Donation by Simon Vial on 07/10/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done to you both....hope you are enjoying putting your feet up now!

Donation by natalie temple on 03/10/11

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Well done both!

Donation by Magaret Saddington on 03/10/11

Donation by Steven Livingstone on 03/10/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done to you both on a massive achievement, now time to recover!

Donation by Ian Ratheram on 30/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Congratulations to you both. I'm filled with admiration.

Donation by Keith Arnold on 30/09/11

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Well done guys. Hope you had an good time and have a nice week sitting on the sofa haha. Next time your in stoke we'll go for a beer to celebrate.

Donation by Stephen Proctor on 29/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Dear Adrian & Candace Well done on completing your very long walk - hope you didn't get too many blisters! All the Best for the Future.

Donation by From Mary & Les X on 29/09/11

Who would have thought that you'd make it to the end of this adventure. Congratulations to you both, very proud of you. All our love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Donation by Rob, Vix and Amelie on 29/09/11

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Am well impressed with what you guys have achieved, words aren't enough, well done xxxx

Donation by Michael Childs on 29/09/11

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 28/09/11

£50.00

Fantastic job you guys! Well done you are amazing individuals :-) very proud to know you Can't wait to see you again and catch up xxx

Donation by Sarah Hayes Mooney on 27/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done ... Don't forget to write a book about your great adventure!!!

Donation by Suzanne Everson on 27/09/11

WHAT A WORTHY VENTURE! I'M PROUD OF YOU GUYS. YOUR GRANDPARENTS WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST AS PROUD. WALK ON! DAD

Donation by WALTER MAESER on 26/09/11

Not bad.

Donation by Matthew Oakes on 25/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

What a fantastic achievement for a great charity! Hopefully I've taken you over a grand, hope to see you soon!

Donation by Kevin Allatt on 25/09/11

£35.00

+ £8.75 Gift Aid

Congrats to you both, it is a truly wonderful thing u r doin to help cancer research goin forward!! Love Tracy and Steve x

Donation by Tracy McIntyre on 19/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well Done Adrian & Candace

Donation by Grandad on 16/09/11

I really enjoy all the facebook updates. Well done so far and best of luck with the final miles.

Donation by Katherine Carr on 12/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

hi Adrian THan ks for your advice on the great wall of china marathon. I hope you are now nearing your completion. Best wishes Martin

Donation by Martin Jarvis on 11/09/11

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 09/09/11

£35.00

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Well done Shady Lady and Candace. I never thought you would get this far when I met up with you in Malham.

Donation by Daniel Evans on 05/09/11

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,507.70
  • Offline donations£45.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,552.70
  • Gift Aid£190.18

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