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Mel Baines

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£1,490raised of £1,535 target by 27 supporters

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

The Roaches, Leek, Staffordshire

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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

    The Roebuck, Forsbrook donated a massive £270 at my gig last night! Thank you guys, you're amazing :) I'm now at 90% of my target. I'll actually be paying for my own trip so all the money raised will be going straight to Approach. Also...I booked my flight last week so I now have a date for my trip to start. So, on Tuesday 17th September I'll be flying from Manchester to Bilbao and then getting the train to Irun. Can't wait!

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    2 months ago
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    Only another 31% to go!

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  • Linda Lindan

    Linda Lindan

    Jun 10, 2019

    To help you along some of the 500 miles!


  • Suzanne Matthews

    Suzanne Matthews

    May 29, 2019

    Go Mel, well done you xx


  • Michael Ward

    Michael Ward

    May 28, 2019

    Good luck


  • Bob Hoggett

    Bob Hoggett

    May 28, 2019

    All the best Mel X


  • Anonymous


    May 27, 2019

    From the punters at The Roebuck, Forsbrook


  • Luap Snilloc

    Luap Snilloc

    May 16, 2019

    Wishing you every success Mel. I know how much this means to you so go and smash it

  • Ian Birkin

    Ian Birkin

    May 9, 2019

    Good luck Mel. A great challenge for a great cause! xx


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The Roaches, Leek, Staffordshire

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