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Melvyn Brooker

Melvyn's London to Glasgow Trek

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My story

[p]Melvyn will be taking on the epic challenge of walking from London to Glasgow, starting from the East London Mosque on 1st January 2018 and hoping to arrive by June.[/p][p]Melvyn is homeless and has wanted to take on this journey for some time, he intends to live in Glasgow once he's arrived. He's decided he'd like to raise money for both Whitechapel Mission and St Joseph's Hospice as his mother Diane spent time here as both a Day Hospice and respite patient and found the services provided to be exceptional.[/p][p]Through his own funds and his contacts at the Whitechapel Mission, Melvyn has received sponsorship to buy the equipment he'll need to take on this mammoth journey and is planning to walk between 15-20 miles a day.[/p][p]Melvyn says: "I started planning this walk only a few months ago, after losing my mum to cancer. She died on October 13th 2017 and this walk is in memory of her and people like her and for the great work St Joseph's Hospice does.[/p][p]Being a homeless person as well, through completing the walk I am hoping to bring more awareness to this problem too.[/p][p]My thanks goes to St Joseph's Hospice fundraising staff for helping me put this together, alongside Whitechapel Homeless Mission staff and volunteers for all their support during this difficult time. Also great thanks goes to Rev John Hayes for his meticulous route planning. Without the help and support of these people this walk would not be possible.[/p][p]I'd like to thank Sue, Ramesh, William, Billie and Tony from Whitechapel Mission; Penny and Anna from St Joseph's Hospice and also Fareed, Faisel and Adam."[/p]

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01 Jan 2018

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