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.

*** In July I have just completed a stint on the Wales Coast Path from Cardigan to Caernarfon, having completed the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in May and a Scotland road trip in June ***

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

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

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

06.07.17 What a marvellous job you are doing, and for two great causes. Hope things carry on well for you and your injury won't rear it's ugly head again. Stay safe. Sue & Tony Rogers

17.06.17 Ken, happy to be listed as a supporter, but would like the amount to be anonymous. 50 to each please. good luck for the rest of your trek ! Glyn

03.06.17

21.05.17 All the very best wishes Ken. Looking for to more stories.

20.05.17 Thank you Ken for your efforts to support sufferers like Pamela McIver who was too ill to be able to give her daughter away at her Easter wedding but fortunately was able to watch from her hospital bed via live streaming. We need a cure!

10.05.17 when you meet an intrepid walker on a coastal path near Saundersfoot. Conversation: are you going far? Yes - around the UK on the coastal path. You sort of have to sponsor - even though this is a small amount. Good luck from fellow Shoreham people.

20.04.17 Great effort Ken terrible to have your injury back hope you can start again soon.

10.04.17 Sorry to read about your recurrent injury Ken. Maybe 3rd time lucky! Good luck, whatever you decide.

10.04.17

08.04.17 Hope you're back on the road soon Ken. Keep your spirits up!

05.04.17 Great progress, following with interest.

03.04.17 Good to meet you in Swansea today -keep walking and enjoy the superb coastline - Eiona and Huw

23.03.17

20.03.17 Good luck for 'Round Two' Ken, from Kes and Nick on the Teignmouth to Shaldon ferry

15.03.17 Good luck Ken, hope you get a chance for some good shots at the same time.

04.03.17 Feet up for a while Ken :-(

03.03.17 Important charities, both. Best wishes, from Dawn in Scotland (and Lucy)

02.03.17 Good luck Ken! Bw Dominic GPS

01.03.17

28.02.17 I hope all goes as smoothly as possible. It's a great challenge and one I'd love to have the time available to do too. Keep putting one foot in front of the other!

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

£1,598.00

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£1,913.75
Total donors:
56
Last donor:
Philip Eastell
10.07.17  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00
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