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Lynne Myers

Camino de Santiago, The Way of St. James

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]My name is Lynne, I will be 65 in October, with several of the health challenges that can accompany aging. I am a fair weather weekend walker and I try to train up for an annual 45km overnight hike, but this is by far the biggest challenge to date and something that I have thought about doing for a while now.It has taken me 2 years to save up to cover all costs myself .I will be doing this compleatly alow which in its self is a huge challenge for me.[/p][p]My experience with Alzheimers began one fatal day when my lovely mum fell and broke her hip and ended up in hospital......... I knew she had been a bit forgetful but nothing prepared me for the doctors words. [/p][p]He told me that my mum had Alzheimers. He asked me where I was taking her when she was discharged, I answered "home where else", he placed his hand on my shoulder, looked me in the eyes and said "you're mad, you don't have any idea what you're going to be up against".[/p][p]With those encouraging words ringing in my head I did just that and took her home.[/p][p]You see we lived in Mallorca and my mum didn't speak Spanish or Catalan so there was no way I could have ever considered any sort of care home even if we'd have had the funds.[/p][p]We embarked on a four and half year journey together that was to teach me many things.[/p][p]Mum passed away 6 years ago at home in my arms, she was 85.[/p][p]For my challenge I am going to walk the french route of the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James. I will start in France, in the village of St. Jean Pied de Port and the first part will be to cross the Pyrenees by Napoleon's route. This will commence my journey of approximately 831km (750km to Santiago and 82km to Finnisterre, translates to the "end of the world"). [/p][p]Alzheimer´s Research UK is a charity very close to my heart as I feel that it is only through research we will defeat this terrible illness and prevent other families from going through this life changing heartbreak.[/p][p]I am aiming to complete my challenge in 5 weeks, wish me luck!![/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

31 Aug 2018

Charity

Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer's Research UK

Supporters

17-Sep-2018

Isabel and Felip

We are very proud of you. You are so full of energy. Go for it! Love, Isabel and Felip

£50.00

11-Sep-2018

Keith Linton

A little something from Geordie land, good luck!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

29-Aug-2018

Maria

Mucha suerte!!!un abrazo!!

£50.00

26-Aug-2018

Jules - Fiona’s Mum

Lynne, I admire you so much for this mamouth undertaking. I wish you luck and a safe trip in honour of your dear Mum and also my lovely Mum.

£20.00

26-Aug-2018

Jules - Julia Phillips re Jean Bright

This donation is being made by friends and family of the late Jean Valerie Bright who recently lost her battle with Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia. Good luck from Jules (And daughter Fiona)

£50.00

26-Aug-2018

Anonymous

Lynne what an inspiration. Good luck. Allison and Brian... Mallorca

£30.00

25-Aug-2018

Fiona and Luke and Lexington

You are my inspiration in life!! Granny Jean would be intrigued by this walk and would have followed your progress every step of the way. (She still might?!) Chin up, stay strong and I will see you at the finish line, xxx

£20.00

24-Aug-2018

Daniela Cobb

What an amazing thing to do. Good luck! In memory of Granny Jean. X

£15.00

23-Aug-2018

Jonathan

You go, girl! Awesome project. Good luck.

£40.00

21-Aug-2018

Dee & Jorge

Wishing you all the very best xxx

£15.00