Richard Gibbs

Richard's fundraiser for The National Brain Appeal

Fundraising for The National Brain Appeal
raised of £300 target
by 121 supporters
Walk on the Norfolk Coastal Path (from Snettisham to Wells-next-the-Sea), 7 January 2024
The National Brain Appeal

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We raise funds for The National Hospital to improve the lives of neurology patients


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This Sunday (January 7th, 2024) I will be setting off to walk the Norfolk Coast Path from my home in Snettisham to Wells-next-the-Sea in aid of The National Brain Appeal, which is the charity dedicated to raising funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, which did much to help my wife, Amanda, through the earlier stages of her dementia. Amanda is now in a Care Home in Heacham, unable to walk or talk or feed herself, and I want to do as much as I can to help others who may be affected by this horrible affliction.

The walk will be about 32 miles, but I aim to break the trip about halfway at The Lifeboat Inn, Thornham, which has generously offered me accommodation for one night at a discount. I know this isn’t a dramatic distance, but as a not very fit 72-year-old it is far enough, especially as the way will be fraught with floods and there will be trolls under the bridges. Any encouragement will be welcome and should you wish to sponsor me I will be very grateful, whether it be at 10p, 50p, £1, or more, a mile. Just let me know via email (, text (07730893297) or messenger and I will then confirm when I have survived the ordeal.

Thank you in advance


About the charity

The National Brain Appeal

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There are 14.7million people – that’s more than one in six – in the UK living with a neurological condition. Here at the country's leading neurological centre, we’re passionate about supporting the hospital to help improve the lives of patients through treatment and research.

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