Weʼve raised £3,510 to Motor Neurone Disease Association and the St. Elizabeth Hospice by completing a human/ferret trek!
- Lincoln, United Kingdom
- Funded on Monday, 22nd May 2017
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On Thursday 2nd March 2017, my Mother, Jan Hammerton, died of motor neurons diseases. She had been ill for many years and she peacefully passed in the comfort of St. Elizabeths Hospice in Ipswich, Suffolk.
My travelling companion and I decided it would be great to idea to walk the coast to coast hike over the Hadrian's Wall Path in as little as 3 and a half days, raising money by sponsorship. A noble undertaking to any hiker, but there is a massive twist to this fund raising challenge. My hiking partner is only 6 inches high, sleeps like a log and STINKS! His names Bandit, and hes a ferret.
Starting on the 10th of April 2017, our route will take us 86 (ish) miles through the beautiful Northumberland countryside, starting at Newcastle and finishing 20 miles west of Carlisle. We will take 3 over night stops, camping along the path. We'll have our trusty partner in crime Isobel meeting us at each campsite ready to put Bandit and I into bed to rest up for the next days hiking. When we complete our task, we will be the first man and ferret team to walk the entire path, especially in as fast a time as 3 and a half days!
We've chosen to raise funds for two organisations. Firstly, the efforts of the St. Elizabeth Hospice staff in Jan's final weeks were heroic; without them this whole process would have been much more painful. Secondly we've nominated the Motor Neurons Disease Association because I believe that with the correctly applied funding, MND can be effectively combated.
We aim to raise £1000 so please get donating, messaging in and following our journey and preparation. Bandit loves attention when we're out walking, so if you're local why not join us for a mile or two? Come be part of the first expedition of its kind!
please follow us and see our previous adventures here at https://www.facebook.com/adventurewithbandit
Donate for research, donate for adventure, donate for Jan, a friend, champion and Mother.
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- 4 years ago
Charles Hammerton4 years ago
There' been so many kind messages both on here and on Facebook, so much so that anything I can say is washed out by the volume of the kindness we've received. From the fuzziest of paws to the tippy top of my head thank you ❤️ Don't let people's perceptions of you become your reality. Big dreams will not fit into small lives 🐺
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May 22, 2017
Great to see you both on your travels. I have really enjoyed sharing in your adventures and all to raising money for such a deserving cause. Well done. Maxine Dickinson x
May 22, 2017
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May 12, 2017
Hi CharlesMy son Matthew Lennox was in your year at Greensward and he told me about your amazing walk. I lost my mum when I was 17 so I can understand what you are going through. She will be proud.
May 1, 2017
Apr 30, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Well done on an awesome walk! Bandit <3
Apr 28, 2017
Congratultions Bandit, and Charlie!
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