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 set off from my home in West Sussex to walk around the British coast. My latest adventure challenge.

After numerous setbacks and changes of plan, I finished the walk on October 16th in Shoreham by Sea having covered 2930km / 1820 miles around the coasts of England and Wales.

I have had huge support from Parkinson's UK and warm welcomes from volunteers and crew at lifeboat stations wherever I have called in. Please support them - this page will remain open for several months yet.

Check out further updates at our Facebook page facebook.com/coast17 and our main website touchingthelight.co.uk/coast

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.

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


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.


Recent donors

18.10.17 Well done Ken, a great achievement.

17.10.17 Well done Ken ..... a great achievement.

16.10.17 Congratulations Ken on a fantastic achievement and completing your mission. It was fascinating to meet you in Newgale and follow your progress and safe return home. Well done!

16.10.17 Awesome achievement Ken.

14.10.17

13.10.17 Well done Ken - it's been great following your travels. Both extremely good causes to walk for.

11.10.17 Congratulations on nearing the end of your journey. Well done.

10.10.17 You are an inspiration Ken. Congratulations.

10.10.17 Well done Ken. It was great to see you and to meet Carolyn. Good luck with the rest of your walk - not too far from home now.

09.10.17 On the home stretch now! Amazing effort - you're incredible. Despite the setbacks and need for a thoroughly flexible Plan you've pressed on and glad you have raised so much for these excellent causes. Respect!

08.10.17 Congratulations on the effort. Hats off to you.

08.10.17

08.10.17 Well done Ken - great effort and despite injury, I am so impressed that you have covered so much ground. Look forward to seeing the images in due course. Small donation to two great charities seems rather meagre considering, but 'every little helps'!

07.10.17 An amazing achievement Ken

29.09.17 Great to meet you on the Burnham Norton sea wall this morning. Good luck with the rest of your walk.

23.09.17 So inspired by your journey -and by the stunning photographs that mark your travels.Wonderful causes - glad that the sun has shone a bit for you too! Great to chat with you at Sandside Cafe. Good Luck.Sylvia ( and Little Maddie), Les , Les and Elaine

22.09.17 Hi Ken. I've been following the ups and downs of your amazing walk. Hope the weather improves for you! Good luck!

21.09.17 Ken, great chatting with you at Sandsend yesterday, good luck with the rest of the walk?

17.09.17 Good Luck !

17.09.17 Great to meet up with you last week in Amble. Don't forget the invitation for food and accommodation for 1 or 2. Good luck for the rest of the trip. Liz and Richard

30.08.17 Good luck on the next leg of your journey.

29.08.17 Hope the rest of the journey is less painful!

17.08.17 Hi Ken, I was looking through my photos recently and remembered you were doing an epic walk. I am sorry to hear about your injuries. Good luck with the rest of the trip. Best wishes from Rosie - Cortijo Romero 2016

02.08.17 Hi Ken One of customers asked for his invoice to be paid to charity, so here you go. Julie

10.07.17 Both very worthy causes, especially the RNLI for me in memory of my mum. Philip

£2,424.71

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£2,899.21
Total donors:
80
Last donor:
Nigel
18.10.17  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00
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