Ken Scott

Charities

Parkinson's UK
Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's. Because we're here, no one has to face Parkinson's alone. We bring people with Parkinson's, their carers and families together via our network of local groups, our website and free confidential helpline. Specialist nurses, our supporters and staff provide information on every aspect of Parkinson's. As the UK's Parkinson's support and research charity we're leading the work to find a cure, and we're closer than ever. We also campaign to change attitudes and demand better services. Our work is totally dependant on donations. Help us to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.
RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. The RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews rescue an average of 23 people a day around the coasts and waterways of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. From 235 lifeboat stations, they are well trained and equipped to put to sea in the most fearsome conditions when the call comes. RNLI lifeguards patrol more than 200 beaches in the UK. As well as rescuing people from the water, they are also on hand for first aid and safety advice, making sure everyone can make the most of their day at the beach. Are you passionate about the water? Do you want to be part of a lifesaving team? Whatever the reason for your interest in our work, we’d love to have you onboard. The RNLI is an independent charity and receives no government funding. We rely on public support.
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Walking the Coast of Britain 2017

Fundraiser: 
Ken Scott

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/coast17

In February 2017 I will be setting off from my home in West Sussex to walk around the British coast.

All 5600 miles (9000 kms) of it. My latest adventure challenge.

It is not the hardest challenge in terms of terrain or unfamiliar territory. But it is long and committing. Since it was first done in 1978 by the now-legendary John Merrill, perhaps only a few dozen people have made a complete circuit in one walk, though many have walked and are currently walkingthe coast in stages.

The coast is home.

I grew up on the coast in Southwick, between Shoreham-by-Sea and Brighton, and I still live close by. From my bedroom window as a kid I could see the chimneys of the old Brighton B power station. Frequently the Shoreham Harbour foghorn would wail into the night, and the lifeboat crew would be summoned by marroons going off over the town. Wherever I am in the world, I always feel at home when I smell salt on the air.

I know people who have travelled to every continent but who have never explored our own wonderful island in any depth.

This is my opportunity.

My Charities - Parkinson's UK and RNLI

In 2015 my father-in-law Harold passed away after a long and sad decline with Parkinson's. Parkinson's is a slow and debillitating condition that is very difficult to bear, and often slips under the radar of publicity.

The RNLI station in Shoreham was refurbished in recent years at substantial cost and I'll be walking past most of the British lifeboat bases. RNLI does magnificent work at sea for our maritime nation, saving lives without discrimination.

So I will be raising money through this walk for Parkinson's UK  and the RNLI.

Please help me to make this a bumper donation. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to my charities.

Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

You can find out more about the walk on social media and via my website at www.touchingthelight.co.uk/coast

Recent donors

20.02.17 Remembering my lovely Dad Bobby who died of Parkinson's - always kept his lovely smile through it all - my lasting memory. He thankfully fell peacefully asleep one day. Thank you Ken for doing this walk to help folk like my dad.

20.02.17 A great endeavour Ken. Best wishes for a good journey. Enjoy the highs and endure the lows.

16.02.17 Jealous. I want to do it.

15.02.17 Good Luck, Ken, I have my friend who is a keen photographer and now has been confirmed he has Parkinsons

14.02.17 Following your every move Ken. How very brave of you.

12.02.17 Early Days Ken, but it will soon be Spring!!

12.02.17 Good luck Ken, keep going.

12.02.17 Good luck Ken and I know you will have memories for the rest of your life

10.02.17 Good luck Ken, as you know, Nick has Parkinson's, so this is such a good cause. Massive admiration for you xx stay safe xx Karen Grave.

10.02.17 Happy travels

10.02.17 Best of luck Ken, enjoy your adventure.

10.02.17 This is all of half a penny a mile! Wishing you well on your journey

10.02.17 Good Luck Ken -enjoy your amazing journey xx

10.02.17 Enjoy and good luck!

08.02.17 good luck hope the feet hold out. I did England a few years ago ( lots of images on my web site) and look forward to following you on flickr

07.02.17 one step is every step

06.02.17 Good luck Ken. Hope all goes well and that you enjoy yourself also. Eva

06.02.17 You might need a phrase book for the North, but good luck.

05.02.17

05.02.17 It seems unthinkable until it's done! Good luck Ken, one step at a time.

28.01.17 Good luck, Ken, on this epic adventure!

27.01.17 Ken ... this is so awesome ... wish I could have made this happen with you ... the two Ken Scotts , out and about . . . best wishes friend . . . Ken

23.01.17 Good luck, it is going to be an epic journey!

21.01.17 Best of luck. Sorry my donation is not bigger, but we pensioners have to cut our cloth accordingly.

18.01.17 Best wishes Ken. What an epic adventure! Have you kept your Merrilite tent for this expedition?

£1,053.00

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£1,247.50
Total donors:
35
Last donor:
Jan SDDA
20.02.17  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00
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