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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Walking from Telford UK to Morocco,I want to raise awareness of the thousands of children unable to live with both parents and mental health

Telford and Wrekin, UK

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I am going to walk from Telford, Shropshire to Morocco without using transport except when travelling over water until my feet touch Moroccan soil.

I am doing this because I have been given a budget of £60 per week all inclusive regardless of how long it takes, my plan is once I have acquired enough equipment and have comfortably hiked past the first major milestone I am anticipating using less than or up to half of my budget for food and other supplies while travelling and save the other half for travelling back with my two year old daughter on train, plane and coach back to the UK and still have enough money left to put down a deposit for a two or three bedroom house and part furnish it.

So you see. The longer I travel for and the less I spend. The more I will have to survive after I return to the UK.

I also want to give to charity without having money to donate. This way I can help my situation and give to those charities and good causes who are trying to help children who cant have both parents together because of the UK immigration minimum income ruling. I want to raise £3000 for charities that are trying to help families like mine, we will donate £1000 each. The charities are Rethink, The Honey Pot and Shropshire Wildlife Trust and I am hoping that my oldest daughter may benefit with the transport needed to visit her Mother this year.

The main drive for me is...... Spend time, Save Money and complete the journey that needs to be done.

I grew up in a low income house with a kinda normal education, married in June 2007 and had our first Daughter in December 2007. my wifes visa expired and upon application were told to reapply from Morocco and as i was working, my wife and my daughter flew to Morocco to reapply for her visa. we made numerous visa applications totalling nearly £10,000 over the duration of our marriage.

Ten years later and we are still in the same situation, and I have suffered many bouts of depression due to this

Me and my daughter have visited Morocco over 10 times in the last 10 years.

I want to go to Morocco and I am going to Morocco, I am just taking my time to save money before I get there.

Schedule in the UK (dates are subject to change)

19/07/18 - Start date from Sutton Hill,Telford AM

19/07/18 - arrive or pass Hampton loade and camp for the night.

20/07/18 - arrive or pass Cleobury

21/07/18 - arrive or pass Shawley

22/07/18 - arrive or pass Shelley

23/07/18 - arrive or pass Ledbury

24/07/18 - arrive or pass Winchecombe

Charlton Abbots - 2 miles

Hawling - 3 miles

Notgrove - 3 miles

Northleach - 1 miles

Eastington - 4 miles

Little Barrington - 10 miles

Black Bourton - 12 miles

Goosey - 8 miles

East Lockinge - 12 miles

Worlds End - 10 miles

Bradfield Southend - 8 miles

Grazeley Green - 6 miles

Heckfield - 5 miles

Eversly Cross - 3 miles

Sandhurst - 2 miles

Blackwater - 4 miles

Frimley - 4 miles

Hodge Brook - 10 miles

Shalford - 7 miles

Cranleigh - 10 miles

Warnham - 10 miles

Staplefield - 6 miles

Haywards Heath - 10 miles

Shortbridge - 10 miles

Heathfield - 8 miles

Bodle Street Green- 7 miles

Catsfield - 7 miles

Hastings - 6 miles

Winchelsea beach - 9 miles

Jurys Gap - 10 miles

Greatstone - 10 miles

West Hythe - 9 miles

West Hougham - 11 miles

Dover - 4 miles

Dover - REST

These dates are approximate. I will update this schedule after I have been on the road for two weeks.The only dates that are important are the start date and the first major milestone at Little Barrington.

France Schedule

To be planned when travelling in the UK

Spain Schedule

To be planned when travelling in France

Supplies I'm setting out with

Socks x 4, Trousers x 2, Jumper, Hoodie, T-shirts x 3, Shorts x 2, Coat (not waterproof), Walking Boots, Trainers, Flip flops, Bandanas, Tent, Sleeping bag, Belt, Torch and batteries, Lighters, camping kitchen, tin opener, first aid kit, tape and glue, eating equipment, hiking rucksack, water bladder/bottle, maps, compass, food rations, toothbrush and toothpaste, cleaning sponge (food), cleaning cloth (misc), toilet paper, camera and batteries.

I don't have all of the items needed to travel and would appreciate any donations.

It is going to break my heart to have to take away a mother from her daughter again no matter she is asking me to pick her up and give her the life she can have in the UK. I don't know if I'm going to be able to do it yet again.

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  • Kelly Mcgowan1 month ago
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    Today's the day, a bit of a late start but better later than never. Join me on instagram: mrmcg80 to follow my whole journey

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