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Ray Mooney

Ray Mooney walks the Camino

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]A journey of a thousand miles, starts with a single step. A picture paints a thousand words. [/p][p]Each of these well known, and well used phrases, conveys an image in our minds; an opportunity to contemplate, to explore, perhaps an invitation to embark on a journey of discovery, maybe to accept a challenge. [/p][p]On May the 4th 2018, following a few months of blood tests, invasive examinations, an MRI scan and biopsies, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. [/p][p]I remember D - DAY ( Diagnosis Day) very well. At 4PM I was given the diagnosis, and in the evening, along with my son, went to watch Brighton & Hove Albion take on, AND BEAT, Manchester United 1-0 at the Amex Community Stadium. So the day ended well! [/p][p]Having spent another wonderful week in Lourdes with The Diocese of Arundel and Brighton (my 29th year of pilgrimages) I returned home to have a robotic assisted radical prostatectomy, basically, surgery to remove said prostate. [/p][p]Yours truly 1 Cancer 0.[/p][p]I like walking, and was searching for a way to use this hobby to give thanks for life, to make a difference in the lives of those affected by prostate cancer, also to support pilgrims wishing to go to Lourdes with Arundel and Brighton. [/p][p]Because of this; I decided to accept the 500 mile, 33 day, challenge of the Camino, the way of St James. St Jean Pied de Port in France, to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. [/p][p]A million steps![/p][p]I hoping that you will join me by donating to the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton Lourdes Pilgrimage and Prostate Cancer UK. [/p][p]Thank you all for helping me along the way, by either wishing me well, praying for me, or donating. All three options are very welcome of course! [/p][p]Merci Beacoup / Muchas Gracias [/p][p]Love and prayers, Ray[/p]

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May 23, 2019


GO RAY GO!! Nearly half way done now, hopefully you will see this on your way round and it will keep you spurred on!! Well done for all you have done for such lovely causes, truly amazing stuff, keep it up and most of all, enjoy ! Love Annie xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 23, 2019


Ray is getting well known on the Camino now. It was my great pleasure to walk some hours with him. Garry New Zealand

May 20, 2019

Antoni Blanch

Hello Ray. It was a pleasure meeting you in the camino. Your journey inspired me so much. All the best.


May 18, 2019



May 14, 2019


Congratulations Ray on a mammoth achievement and praying you keep well! Lots of love xx

May 14, 2019


Buen Camino - the Lawtons

May 14, 2019


Well done Ray from Anne and Tim

May 14, 2019

Mary Hickman

Hope you are enjoying the Camino.My Brother has done it from Le Puy but di d it in stages over several years. He was diogonosed with prostate cancer about two years ago and had radiotherapy .He is fine so far. Where did you stare the Camino from?

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 11, 2019


Sending you lots of love and prayers on your journey xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 7, 2019

Hilary Oakshott