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    Weʼve raised £1,550 to help Dementia UK and S-Pas animal shelter in Croatia by walking the South West Coastal path

    Funded on Thursday, 29th December 2022

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    “Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life,” once wrote Terri Guillemets. Very true, movement is life.

    So after much deliberation and planning my wife and I are going on a walk, well an adventure. And we’ve decided to jump right in at the deep end by taking on the longest continuous path, the South West Costal path. It is a mammoth walk. A grand total of 630 miles or almost 1,100 km.

    And with so many hills that it is equivalent to climbing up Everest four times. And if you’ve got one of the step counters on your mobile we will roughly be taking 1.6 million steps!

    There is an important reason for going. My father loved this coastline, he liked it so much that we moved from the south east of England to the south west when he retired. And he loved the coast and the coastal path. I’m guessing that he would have loved to have walked the path. So after he died I made a promise to myself that I’d walk the path in his honour.

    I’m not really the most religious person but I do believe that whilst we are walking that he will somehow see the walk through my eyes. And I can’t let him down, I’ve got to finish.

    Now, it is important to both of us that the walk has a connection between Croatia and the UK. We are linked. So we’ll be raising money for two charities, one in the UK for dementia (Dementia UK) and one in Croatia for animal welfare, S-Pas in Zagreb. Animal welfare is an obvious one given our love for animals, and in fact my dog (Toto) who came to us from S-Pas will be joining us (although he doesn’t know this yet) and dementia in my father’s name.



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      • Anonymous


        Dec 1, 2022


      • Wendy Thomas

        Wendy Thomas

        Dec 1, 2022

        Couldn't be prouder of you. And I know that your dad would have been just as proud. Amazing effort.


      • Anamarija


        Dec 1, 2022

        Lost for words!


      • Stela


        Nov 30, 2022

        Well done!! 👏


      • Ann Myriam

        Ann Myriam

        Nov 21, 2022

        Great achievement! We admire your very personal way of bringing attention to the world of dementia👍 kudos to Toto!

      • Anonymous


        Nov 15, 2022


      • Gareth and Val

        Gareth and Val

        Nov 12, 2022


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