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Melvyn Brooker

Melvyn's London to Glasgow Trek

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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. Melvyn will be writing a blog on his journey which you can read here [url=https://udeenjamal4.wixsite.com/london2scotlandtrek]https://udeenjamal4.wixsite.com/london2scotlandtrek[/url] [/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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Event

Personal Challenge Date

01 Jan 2018

Charities

The Whitechapel Mission

The Whitechapel Mission

St Joseph's Hospice

St Joseph's Hospice

Supporters

08-Jan-2018

Craig

Good luck Mel! Hope the flag holds out. Say hello to Glasgow for me when you get there.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

18-Dec-2017

John

God-speed Melvyn, you are an inspiration to us all!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

17-Dec-2017

Rev John

Hope you are blessed by this tremendous effort! You will be blessing many people.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

05-Dec-2017

Ali

What a great idea. Not sure of your route, but if you need a place to stay in Derby on route, you’d be very welcome at Susanna Wesley House, a Methodist house in the city centre. (Contact via derbymethodists.org.uk)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid