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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 2930km / 1820 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][lt]h2[gt]My Charities - Parkinson's UK and RNLI[lt]/h2[gt] [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 will be 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] 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.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]You can find out more about the walk on social media and via my website at [url=http://www.touchingthelight.co.uk/coast]www.touchingthelight.co.uk/coast[/url] [p][/p][hr/]The coast is home.[p][/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][lt]br /[gt]

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Personal Challenge Date

10 Feb 2017


Parkinson's UK

Parkinson's UK






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



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.



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.



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.



Horsham Photographic Society

From HORSHAM PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: THANK YOU TO OUR VISITORS on Wednesday 7th February 2018. We were spellbound by Ken's talk Coast17 and enjoyed the evening and our visitors' company, We hope you will be able to join us again in the future.



Chris Barbara

Well done Ken. That's one hell of an achievement for you and for your charities. Your father in law would be proud.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Steyning Camera Club - Coast17 Premiere

Door donations from Ken's premiere presentation of Coast17 at Steyning on 31 January 2018, coupled with 200 GBP raised on the raffle has added 234GBP to our total. Thank you everybody, so much.



Aldershot Farnham and Fleet Camera Club

A much appreciated donation from the members of Aldershot, Farnham and Fleet Camera Club




Looking forward to hearing about your adventures

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid