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raised of £700 target by 34 supporters

    Weʼve raised £813 to raise funds for Ward E39 Children's Oncology Unit, QMC Nottingham and The Samaritans

    Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Funded on Wednesday, 19th October 2016

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    I’m walking 700 miles (1128km) across Spain; starting in Seville and walking north towards Santiago de Compostella. And after, onwards and westwards to the end of the world... otherwise known as Fisterra and Muxia on the Atlantic Coast.

    I've pondered on each of my Caminos about trying to raise money but this time I felt that I should. I've chosen two charities to support...

    My fabulous cousin recently learned that her equally fabulous grand-daughter had been diagnosed with Leukaemia. Grace is being treated on Ward E39, a specialist children’s cancer unit in Nottingham’s QMC Hospital. I asked them if I could walk on their behalf and if so, what charity would they nominate. They chose Ward E39… which seems absolutely the best choice!

    My second charity is chosen on behalf of an amazing young man who, for just a little while lost his way and then sadly lost his life. However, his spirit was so amazing that he continues to move people like me to want to do something… So I walk to raise money on behalf of Chris and for the Samaritans… who in turn will help others who lost their way.

    Those who know me, will know that I like to be a little different and so I’m not simply asking for donations. I read a book by Ailsa Piper, who walked a similar path to me, and who offered to carry people’s sins to Santiago and to St James. Her ideas struck a chord with me; you can find out more about her walk here

    So I’m not asking for sponsorship with nothing in return. I’m offering you a service and in return I would like you to donate. There is no fixed amount… just pay me what you feel my service is worth to you… and in doing so you’ll be giving equally to The Children’s Oncology Unit and The Samaritans.

    You can find out more about the service that I'm offering on my BLOG...

    Please go have a read... and dig deep for this very worthy cause!



    • Colleen Sims5 years ago
      Colleen Sims

      Colleen Sims

      5 years ago

      Dear supporters... thank you for your donations! I thought I would see your email address but sadly I can't... so if you need me to carry any thoughts for you please let me know! xx

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    • Colleen Sims5 years ago
      Colleen Sims

      Colleen Sims

      5 years ago

      Two months before I start walking and I thought it was time to start sharing my page... help me reach my target folks!

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    6 years ago

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    • Tami


      Sep 22, 2016

      Good luck I think this is an amazing idea. I hope you don't find the things you have to carry too heavy for your journey. Looking forward to reading your progress. X


    • Anonymous


      Sep 21, 2016

      Thinking of you and well done x


    • Jenny


      Sep 19, 2016

      Happy days xxx


    • Damaris


      Sep 19, 2016

      many thanks from me to Damaris... for the donation via my sister! Fabulous!


    • Tina Forster

      Tina Forster

      Sep 18, 2016

      Wishing you a safe and blister free journey. Ben and I talked about doing some of this trail. His wish is to be able to walk again, for me please just ask that he may stay well. Joyful journey. Xxxx


    • DC


      Sep 18, 2016

      Geddon Colleen. Sending much admiration for your trek. x


    • Billy


      Sep 18, 2016

      Good luck colleen although I know you won't need it x x


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    Colleen Sims

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    Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    I'm an english woman living france... and I'm walking the Via de la Plata from Seville to Santiago de Compostella... and hopefully raising lots of money as I walk.

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