Alan's Giving Page
+ £889.25 Gift Aid
Wed 1 Jan 2020
In memory of
12th May 1952 - 17th Mar 2004
Thank you for visiting my Fundraising Page. All the money I raise will help fund life-saving research and to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. At 0930 on Friday 10th June 2022 after 49 days of trekking and one rest day, I finished this adventure at Minehead having spent the last night in the trusty tent that had been my home for the past seven weeks camped on Selworthy Beacon 4 miles from Minehead. Lots of wonderful memories of this trek the best ones being of the inspirational people I met along the route who revealed their personal experiences of cancer to me. I had cafe owners not charging me and random people paying for my refreshments, ferry operators who didn't charge me and at odd times when I needed a hotel to have a proper shower, they didn't charge me either Because I was doing the 1014km the opposite way to "normal" I met far more people than I would have going the other way. I was interviewed on Radio Cornwall, Radio Devon and Radio WM. Hopefully as well as raising valuable funds for Cancer Research UK, I have also raised people's awareness of the issues. To quote the James Bond film: "Never Say Never Again" - I completed the SWCP on 9 July 2021 after what was the toughest seven weeks of trekking I've ever done, but I am now planning to do it again the reverse way going from South Haven Point to Minehead. This is not the usual way to do it and will probably be harder as the most difficult days will come towards the end. At least the views will be different as I'll be facing the opposite way! I'll be putting regular posts up on Facebook as I go along so please watch out for them. I will start on 21 April and aim to finish around the end of the first week in June and this will be largely a wild camping trip again so I'll be hoping for reasonable weather. Picture shows most of my equipment ready for packing for the seven week trip.
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