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Why did I start this?

For Margaret - my Mum.

Mum had end stage Alzheimer´s, sadly spending much of the pandemic in a care home without visitors, including her 80th Birthday. I have nothing but gratitude and admiration for those who cared for her.

During lockdown, like everyone I walked, a lot. I wanted to do something to raise money for Alzheimer’s and I read the “Salt Path,” about a couple walking the SW Coastal path; an adventure was born!

So my husband and I walked the whole SW coastal path, 630 miles, for two charities…  and “yes” the kids did rather twist his arm to accompany me the whole way! We started on 2nd May 2022 from Minehead, and finished on 26th June 2022 at S Haven Point. 

 

Whilst we walked, I raised money for the Alzheimer’s Society, as they were instrumental in helping my dad cope when mum was first diagnosed, and Alzheimer’s Research UK so our children won’t have to suffer my mum’s fate.

Another mad fund-raising adventure followed; 22 classes in 3 days in October 2022 with my sister. 

 

Sadly mum's tortuous Alzheimer's journey came to an end in March 2023, just as we were offered a last minute place on the London Marathon 2023. So Paris became our warm up! Two marathons in three weeks was definitely an adventure.

Now we are off on the trip of our lives to South America; just for fun this time!

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