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raised of £1,535 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,590 to fund a fundraising "Camino" walk for Approach - a dementia care charity in memory of my mum Marjorie

    The Roaches, Leek, Staffordshire
    Funded on Wednesday, 28th August 2019

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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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      4 years 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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    • Patricia Whitehurst, Our Lady & St Werburgh Freindship Group, Clayton

      Patricia Whitehurst, Our Lady & St Werburgh Freindship Group, Clayton

      Jul 9, 2019

      Cath and I decided to put together a special Raffle, which was enjoyed by the club members, and it also raised the £100 for such a special cause, which is close to a lot of the club members hearts, as


    • 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

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