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Ken Scott

Walking the Coast of Britain 2017

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]In February 2017 I set off from my home in West Sussex to walk around the British coast. My latest adventure challenge.[/p][p]After numerous setbacks and changes of plan, I finished the walk on October 16th in Shoreham by Sea having covered 2990km / 1860 miles around the coasts of England and Wales.[/p][p]I have had huge support from Parkinson's UK and warm welcomes from volunteers and crew at lifeboat stations wherever I have called in. Please support them - this page will remain open for several months yet.[/p][p]Check out further updates at our Facebook page [url=https://www.facebook.com/coast17/]facebook.com/coast17[/url] and our main website [url=http://www.touchingthelight.co.uk/coast]touchingthelight.co.uk/coast[/url][/p][p][b]My Charities - Parkinson's UK and RNLI [/b][/p][p]In 2015 my father-in-law Harold passed away after a long and sad decline with Parkinson's. Parkinson's is a slow and debillitating condition that is very difficult to bear, and often slips under the radar of publicity.[/p][p]The RNLI station in Shoreham was refurbished in recent years at substantial cost and I'll be walking past most of the British lifeboat bases. RNLI does magnificent work at sea for our maritime nation, saving lives without discrimination.[/p][p]I am raising money through this walk for Parkinson's UK and the RNLI.[/p][p]Please help me to make this a bumper donation. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to my charities.[/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p]You can find out more about the walk on social media and via my website at [/p][p][url=http://www.touchingthelight.co.uk/coast]www.touchingthelight.co.uk/coast[/url][/p][p][b]The coast is home.[/b][/p][p]I grew up on the coast in Southwick, between Shoreham-by-Sea and Brighton, and I still live close by. From my bedroom window as a kid I could see the chimneys of the old Brighton B power station. Frequently the Shoreham Harbour foghorn would wail into the night, and the lifeboat crew would be summoned by marroons going off over the town. Wherever I am in the world, I always feel at home when I smell salt on the air.[/p][p]I know people who have travelled to every continent but who have never explored our own wonderful island in any depth.[/p][p]This is my opportunity.[/p][p][br][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

10 Feb 2017


Mar 13, 2019

Bracknell Camera Club

Bracknell Camera Club A collection from Bracknell Camera Club at Ken's evening presentation on 11th March 2019


Mar 13, 2019

Pat Ball

Another great and inspirational evening at Viewfinders CC - thank you. My own father-in-law and also my best friend died from the effects of Parkinson's Disease so I am more than happy to make this donation.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 12, 2019


Thanks for a great evening at Bracknell yesterday!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Dec 15, 2018

Ken Scott

A Christmas top-up from Ken and the family, as well as generous donations from Beeding & Bramber Local History Society and Thanet Photographic Society. Thank you all.


Oct 24, 2018

Christopher Cole

Ken, Congratulations on your benevolence.I hope you had a great trip! Wishing you all the best! Christopher Cole(I grew up at Cooden Beach & Eastbourne)

Oct 23, 2018


A tremendous achievement on Ken's part and a very good cause too. Thoroughly enjoyed your talk about your walk.


Mar 29, 2018


Additional sum from Sutton Mariners Sailing Club, following Ken's extremely interesting talk (supported by excellent photographs) to the club on 22nd March.


Mar 23, 2018

Sutton Mariners Club

TO Sutton Mariners Club Thanks for the door donations at my Coast17 talk on 22nd March. So much appreciated and very glad the talk was enjoyed.


Feb 20, 2018

Seven Sisters Camera Club Eastbourne

SEVEN SISTERS CAMERA CLUB, EASTBOURNE Thank you folks for the great welcome for my talk on 19 Feb and the spontaneous donations at the end of the evening.


Feb 14, 2018

Winchester Photographic Society

WINCHESTER PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY A big thankyou to Winchester Photographic Society and guests who raised 97.50 from the door receipts at our Coast17 talk on 13th February. Wonderful to see a full house and very grateful for the generosity and reception.