500 miles from London to Northern Ireland for Save the Children to help children fleeing the war in Syria

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Help Michael reach his target of raising enough for Save the Children to help one refugee family for each mile walked

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Base Camp: Round-up of Week -1 News…..

Posted on July 26, 2013 by admin

We have had a tremendous week on the fundraising side. We secured sponsorship from Kilfrost and The Stuart Halbert Foundation. Gary Lydiate, CEO of Kilfrost called me with the good news whist I was just about to go in to the Olympic & Paralympic Legacy Select Committee and I almost ran, well wobbled, the length [...]



21 July–Base Camp–Trial walk: Southwell to Bleasby

Posted on July 21, 2013 by admin

“Blood is thicker than water, but family isn’t just about blood. Family is about faith, and loyalty, and who you love. If you don’t have those things, I don’t care what the blood says. You’re not family.” ― Seanan McGuire, Midnight Blue-Light Special The great thing about family is that they don’t need a drink [...]



14 July, 2013—Base Camp—Trial walk-Westminster to Croydon—11 miles

Posted on July 15, 2013 by admin

‘Cause it’s too, too/Too darn hot/ It’s too darn hot/It’s too darn hot.’Cole Porter, Kiss Me Kate Thirty degrees in London and setting off on a 10 miles walk at midday is a particularly ‘English’ thing to do. Xuelin reminded me that this was certainly not a ‘Chinese’ thing to do encouraging me with “You’re [...]



6 July, 2013: Base Camp—Trial Walk—Newcastle to Durham (16 Miles, almost)

Posted on July 12, 2013 by admin

One of the first lessons I learned on my walk from Olympia, Greece to London (www.walkfortruce.org) was that preparation is much overrated. All the questions, have I got the right equipment, have I got all the accommodation set, am I sure of the route are great excuse for inaction and the best response is always [...]