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Last updated - 14th April 4.10pm

 

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I will be walking from my brother's house in Pembroke, South Wales to my house in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, a distance of about 230 miles. I start my walk on Sunday 4th April (Easter Sunday) and intend to average just over 20 miles a day so that I arrive in Amersham after 11 days. My older brother has Parkinson's Disease and all of the money raised will go to the Parkinson's Disease Society.

I decided to do this after my mum died last September and felt that I needed to give something. So, in part, this walk is for my mother, but I have always felt that I would set myself a physical challenge at some point in my life and, with my 58th birthday looming, it felt like an achievable goal.

9th March - many thanks to all those who have already made donations, the comments are much appreciated and a positive motivation. Well on the way to £1000 and hopefully much more. Training is going ok but many miles to tread still.

29th March - many thanks to those of you who have made donations in the last 2-3 weeks and for the words of encouragement. Again, much appreciated. Training has been difficult during the week however weekends have been a little better with double figure miles being achieved. Training on the roads will finish on Wednesday coinciding with the end of term and allowing some rest before travelling to Pembroke on Saturday, ready for an early start on Sunday. Emma and I will be updating the website regularly during the walk so feel free to log on and find out how I'm doing.

2nd April - Heading down to Wales tomorrow after a relaxing 2 or 3 days. The nerves are beginning to kick in and to be honest we just want to get going now. Sunday looks like it will be sunny which will be a good way to start the walk but there are conflicting views about Monday's weather, hopefully it will stay fine. As long as its not too windy or cold then I think it will be ok!

3rd April - Many thanks to Pembroke Rugby Club who handed us a cheque for £500 this afternoon. This was fantastic news and has really made the £5000 target achievable.

Details of the schedule are below:

Raising money for

Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s UK

Charity Registration No. 258197 and Scotland SC037554

Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's. Because we're here, no one has to face Parkinson's alone. We offer friendship, support, expert information and advice. We also fund ground breaking research into Parkinson's and we're leading the way to find a cure.

Donations 184

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Congratulations!

Donation by Daisy, Sallyann and Neil O'Dell on 23/05/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Wow what/an amazing 'feet'! Congratulations from the Mallett family x

Donation by Keith Mallett on 10/05/10

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Congratulations on completeing the walk

Donation by Hannah Fisher on 09/05/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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We're well impressed. Never could have done it ourselves!!! From India Barrett and family

Donation by Jane Barrett on 09/05/10

£23.00

+ £6.49 Gift Aid

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Well done Mr Brown

Donation by Simba Matondo on 05/05/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Mr Brown, from Vikash Patel and family

Donation by Trusha Patel on 05/05/10

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well done, from Eira Richardson and family

Donation by ruth sallis on 05/05/10

£10.00

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Donation by mariefrance lee on 03/05/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Mr Brown

Donation by Claire Aniolkowski +Max on 29/04/10

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Well done!

Donation by Ian Bell on 23/04/10

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Well done - it's a great achievement.

Donation by Susan Alger on 20/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done from friends in Pembroke

Donation by Janice Lewis on 20/04/10

£129.30

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Well Done!

Donation by Annette Hrkalovic on 20/04/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Only 5% to go now! An excellent achievement.

Donation by Seb & Millie Allibone on 20/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done Graham - next time Lands End to John O'Groats!

Donation by Sarah Collins on 18/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Just a little extra - well done Graham - amazing!

Donation by Joanna Pullen on 17/04/10

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Thanks to Pembroke RFC leaving party, family in Maesteg and people along the way for their donations.

Donation by Graham Brown on 16/04/10

£95.00

+ £26.79 Gift Aid

 

Congratulations Graham! Hope you are beginning to recover. You are so close to that target - so a little extra.....

Donation by Ann roxon on 16/04/10

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Well done! From Shayaan Khan 7B.

Donation by Bushra Khan on 14/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done, it's for a good cause. Good luck!

Donation by Anon. on 13/04/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Not long to go now - well done! From Shannon Wheeler, 8S and family.

Donation by Debbie Wheeler on 13/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done so far - keep up the good work. Best wishes from Louisa and Josh Cornes and family.

Donation by Alison Cornes on 12/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done Graham, you're doing so well, keep up the fantastic work! x

Donation by Becky Giles on 11/04/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done ! - Emma (10 T) and Annabel (7B) Darlington and family

Donation by Elizabeth Darlington on 11/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good Luck with your walk - Alison Hales (Natasha Hales - 7T mum)

Donation by Alison Hales on 11/04/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£4,562.80
  • Offline donations£1,145.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£5,707.80
  • Gift Aid£1,060.37

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