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When I feel stuck in life, walking is the thing that helps me to get moving again - physically & mentally. The process of walking becomes a moving meditation - just me and the big outdoors (& usually the dog). This year I decided to walk with a bit more purpose and out of that came the idea to do a long walk. I decided to start by walking the South Downs Way (Winchester to Eastbourne) with an extra day at the end to get me back to Hastings - approximately 120 miles in total over 8 days.
Having already planned the walk I realised that perhaps I could do some good at the same time by picking a charity to support. I have chosen the Sam West Foundation for several reasons. Mental health and suicide are issues that are important to me, and I believe that children and young people deserve our support in these areas. I have no personal connection to Sam or his family, but I know that a lot of local families do and that many of you have been touched by his life.
I am walking unsupported and self-funded so all your donations will go direct to the Sam West Foundation. I hope that between us we can support their ongoing work so that they can reach even more young people.
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