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    Weʼve raised £0 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
    Closed on Friday, 30th November 2018

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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.

    Updates

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    • Kelly Mcgowan5 months ago
      Kelly Mcgowan

      Kelly Mcgowan

      5 months ago

      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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