Gutless End 2 End

Alice McGarvie
Justin Hansen


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]We were due to set off on 28/4/2020 but have[b] postponed[/b] until next year because of coronavirus, we are in isolation due to Justin's weakened immune system for a few months and trying to keep our spirts up by continuing to plan for this walk. We have gone from having the adventure of a life time to being stuck in doors. Get in touch if you would like to get involved.[/p][p]See our route here: [url=][/url] Can you get involved and support us on our journey, or do you know anybody on route who may want to pitch in and lend a hand? Contact us at [url=][/url] for updates or if you’d like to help us along the way with transport or finding somewhere to park up. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Alice and Justin will start walking from Lands End to John O’Groats on 28th April 2021. We expect this walk to take about three months, so we should arrive in John O’Groats around the beginning of August 2020. The starting date is significant because it is exactly 4 years since Alice received her breast cancer diagnosis. Two weeks after which she was diagnosed with cancer in her other breast. Now, due to having had radiotherapy on both sides, she has reduced lung capacity and the subsequent loss of her hill walking ability.[/p][p]Justin Hansen, AKA the Gutless Kayaker, has had most of his bowel removed due to Crohn’s disease, Justin now has short bowel syndrome and needs to be fed intravenously (this is total parenteral nutrition = TPN) in order to survive. While on this walk Justin will be connected to a life support system for 24 hours a day. [/p][p]For accommodation we have our campervan which we shall be staying in at campsites, pubs, b&bs, friends or anywhere that allows us to plug in the van’s electrical system for Justin's TPN fridge. We’ll stay for two nights at each campsite. Here’s how it works:[/p][p]1. Drive the van to a suitable campsite that is close as possible to the end of the next day’s walk. Sleep.[/p][p]2. In the morning, take transport (bus, taxi, train, friends etc) to the start of the day’s walk. [/p][p]FRIENDS, RELATIVES AND SUPPORTERS – can you help us with transport or let us park up in your drive and plug in?[/p][p]3. Walk to the van. Sleep.[/p][p]4. Next morning, get up and walk all day. [/p][p]5. Take transport (bus, taxi, train, friends etc) back to the van. [/p][p]6. Go back to 1)[/p][p]So, here’s where we are now with this project: planning and getting fit. We have plenty to get on with over the next few months: figuring out our route; upgrading the van’s electrical system; checking over our hiking equipment; finding potential campsites; identifying the best pubs; tweaking Justin’s TPN; setting up a social media presence etc etc.[/p][p]Find out more about our training, planning, logistics and our journey by visiting Gutless End 2 End on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.[/p][p]Contact us at [url=][/url] for updates or if you’d like to help us along the way with transport or finding somewhere to park up. [/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

28 Apr 2022


Apr 28, 2020

Sue Smith

Well done on your lockdown challenge!


Apr 22, 2020

Amelia Di-Vito

Canoe lake leisure


plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 4, 2020


Good Luck Justin Alice. You are inspiration to all of us. It is nice that Canoe Lake leisure support you as well. Ozzy


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 1, 2020


Amazing. I have a family member who is one operation away from PINNT. Fabulous to realise that life goes on..........................


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 29, 2020


Just wanted to support you and your efforts. Keep yourselves safe and well for next year. See you when choir resumes.


Mar 8, 2020

Glenn and Rhonda Payne

Good luck guys. Quite inspirational.


Mar 8, 2020

Helen Nelson

Wishing Justin and Alice good luck and all the best (Canoe Lake Leisure)


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Mar 7, 2020

Gill Fox

Am finding your posts on Facebook incredibly inspiring! Good luck to you both!


Mar 7, 2020

Kate Canoe Lake Leisure

Wishing you both the very best! Looking forward to tracking your progress


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Mar 7, 2020

Wendy E

Good luck on your amazing adventure


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Alice McGarvie

Alice McGarvie

Justin Hansen

Justin Hansen

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