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Ray Mooney

Ray Mooney walks the Camino

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

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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Sep 8, 2019

Jim Monaghan

Well done Ray. I did Frances Camino in 2017 and this brought back great memories. Jim M

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 3, 2019

Padoue Hotel A&B team

Money collected from the Padoue Hotel to thank their leaders, chaplains and medical team. Paying forward their kindness and love to a good cause.


Jul 12, 2019

Adrian Vicky

Well done Ray!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 12, 2019

Philip Eastell

You do such wonderful fundraising Ray that helps so many people...God Bless you 🤗

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 6, 2019

John and Val

Well done Ray. We'd both love to do this.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 3, 2019

Joanna Balmer

As someone who hopes one day to walk the Camino, you have kept my inspiration alive! I am so happy to hear you have healed 🙏 God Bless 💖


Jun 27, 2019

George Clothilde

Well done Ray for your massive achievement. Love and prayers Xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 23, 2019


I was going to donate a tenner but I have added a late fee and a Tenner on behalf of Mum and Dad all the best and congratulations Carstairs

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 22, 2019


Well done Ray. Hope you are well rested.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 13, 2019

Lucy Barnes

What an awesome achievement Ray! So well done and for 2 great causes! Great to see all your updates and even greater to see you looking so great at the finish! So well done! Love & prayers Lucy & Bob xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid