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Kate's Dales High Way Challenge

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Team story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page.[/p][p]Do you know that 3000 people each year in the UK are losing the sight in one or both eyes because they have Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) that isn't being diagnosed in time?  [/p][p]And do you know that Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) is linked to GCA and afflicts 40,000 people a year, causing immense disability and pain? [/p][p]I had PMR but I am one of the fortunate ones who has recovered. I want to show that you can get back to fitness and strength after PMR. [/p][p]I spent the last week of April doing the Dales High Way, a gruelling 90-mile trek from Saltaire to Appleby, crossing some of the highest and remotest parts of the Yorkshire Dales. The first two days I and my friend Di did 19 miles each day. The third day we climbed Ingleborough, and the last three days, which should have been easier, we were battered by gales and hailstorms! Not what you expect in the middle of spring.  It was a shattering, but very uplifting experience, being out there in the wilderness, Feeling that the ache in my hips and legs was from walking and not from illness, and I am very grateful to have got my strength back after PMR.[/p][p]Please donate to support PMRGCAuk and help keep that spring in my step! Do have a look at the photos. Thank you![/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

24 Apr 2015




Paul Daniel

Kathryn, I was diagnosed on my 42nd Bday with PMR two weeks ago & have been looking for positive role models to pin my recovery on. I wish you well in your endeavours and look forward to following your future success.


angus family

From the Angus family - well done!

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid


Julie Northall

Well done, keep up the good work from a PMR sufferer, just yesterday diagnosed with GCA! Onwards and upwards!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Amazing achievement.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Well done Kate. You are an inspiration to PMR sufferers.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Patricia Hadshar

Donation from a recovered PMR sufferer (and bridge partner of Janet Luke)

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Pam h

Go Kate

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid



Good Luck and thank you.

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Paddy Taylor

Hope the weather is better. I come from the Dales, and know it is lovely country. Good luck

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Kathryn Gilbert

Kathryn Gilbert