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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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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

Jun 13, 2019


Well done Ray xx

Jun 11, 2019


Well done Ray x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 11, 2019


Brilliant! RAY love and prayers Des

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 10, 2019

Elaine Land

What an amazing experience and for such a cause very dear to my heart. I'm sure you will look back with awe and thanks. Well done


Jun 9, 2019


Well done on doing 'El Camino'. I am looking forward to hearing all about it.

Jun 8, 2019

Catherine mills

Good luck Ray! X


Jun 8, 2019

Dave Thorn and family

Congratulations - amazing achievement!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2019

Katrina Avery

Well done Ray, epic! xx

Jun 7, 2019

Erin O'Donnell