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Weʼre raising £1,535 to fund a fundraising "Camino" walk for Approach - a dementia care charity in memory of my mum Marjorie

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I am a North Staffs based entertainer who's planning to take on a six week, 512 mile, walking challenge to support a locally based charity that delivers specialist care to people affected by dementia.

The Camino del Santiago Norte is the challenge that I'm setting myself, in memory of my mum Marjorie Baines who lived with vascular dementia and Alzheimers.

The Camino de Santiago is known in English as the Way of Saint James among other names. It’s a network of pilgrims' ways or pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in North Western Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried. Many follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth.

I’ve spent the last five years helping my dad look after my much loved mum Marjorie. We had so much help and support over that time and I would love the opportunity to give back by raising money to help other people who are living with dementia to live well with it.

I’ve seen the support and care that Approach gives to local families and it’s nothing short of amazing, I think helping them carry on doing this work will be the most incredible privilege.

The walk that I will be attempting is a huge challenge, especially for someone like myself in my early 60’s. That said I am an outdoors person and love walking and to complete the Camino Del Santiago Norte should be an amazing spiritual experience.”

I will be arranging a series of shows involving myself and friends to help raise funds that will help cover the costs to do the walk, the initial target is £1535 for the essentials which will cover flights, travel, accommodation and food, anything raised over this will be donated to Approach.

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  • Mel Baines1 month ago
    Mel Baines

    Mel Baines

    1 month ago

    I've started my walk training with two long walks across the Roaches in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Both days were sunny and warm...bit weird for February though! Also an update for my fundraising. I'm now up to £730! Thank you so much to all that have given so generously :)

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  • Mel Baines2 months ago
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    Mel Baines

    2 months ago

    Well, looks like Santa knew what I needed to do my walk this September...Camino here I come! I just like to thank you all my fabulous friends and family who've sponsored me so far. You're all amazing! There's another £350 to add to the total here so I'm getting there :)

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Page last updated on: 3/4/2019 21.07

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13

  • Robin Wagg

    Robin Wagg

    Mar 4, 2019

    I don't think I've given to this one Mel, can't remember so, just in case!

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 27, 2019

    Good luck with this - a great cause. Thank you for helping out with Alice.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 27, 2019

    What a great cause Mel, and a brilliant experience, enjoy & hope you bust your target !!

    £20.00

  • Robin Wagg

    Robin Wagg

    Feb 26, 2019

    Go Mel. It won't be easy and you'll probably hate every minute of it because you hate walking don't you! It's a great thing you're doing so, all the very best with it. X

    £30.00

  • Dave Hart

    Dave Hart

    Feb 26, 2019

    £15.00

  • Andrea Ruscoe

    Andrea Ruscoe

    Jan 31, 2019

    What a lovely thing to be doing in memory of Aunty Marje.

    £30.00

  • Tracy

    Tracy

    Jan 15, 2019

    All the best Mel. Great cause. Your mum would be so proud. I am sure there will be a few walking with you in spirit ❤️😘

    £10.00

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