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Mark's Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage

I am walking 500 miles over 5 weeks for Brain Tumour Charity (The) because vital research is needed to beat brain tumours.

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Brain Tumour Charity (The)

We are moving further, faster to help everyone affected by a brain tumour

Charity Registration No. 1150054

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

A close friend of mine lost his son, Joseph, aged 9 after a 7 year battle with a brain tumour. Having being blessed with 2 sons, I cannot imagine the pain that Joseph and his family went through. I know that Josephs
family still feel the pain on a daily basis, 9 years later.

Thousands of children are diagnosed each year and we want to
stop the devastation caused when a little one is lost to a brain
tumour. Vital funds are needed to enable cutting edge research to find new treatments that will be effective in our fight against this disease.

Joseph would have been 18 this year. In memory of Joseph, I am
walking 780 km/500 miles this spring across Northern Spain with 5 friends, including Joseph's father, Andy.

The French Way or Camino Francés is the most challenging of all the Camino de Santiago routes, featuring in many documentaries, books and movies such as ‘The Way’ starring Martin Sheen and James Nesbitt.

This will take us 5 weeks starting in St Jean Pied de Port and finishing at Santiago de Compostela.

Being away from home for this length of time, carrying everything on my back, will certainly be tough, not to mention the wear and tear on my feet and legs as I walk through The Pyrenees and the Pecos Mountains. However, the thought of the potential good that I will be doing will spur me on in the darkest of times I'm sure, to complete my challenge.

Please support me with whatever you can. Every donation will be a huge mental boost to me and help children like Joseph, who suffer from brain tumours, in the future.

Thank You,

Mark.

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