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Wayne Dixon

Walking and Litterpicking the British Coast

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On the 1st of February 2016, me and my canine companion, Koda, set off from Knott End, on the Lancashire coast, to walk and litter pick the whole coastline of Britain. I have currently walked over 2700 miles. I am creating awareness of the litter problem on land and sea, encouraging people to be mindful of their environmental and social issues affecting local communities.[/p][p]I am walking in memory of my late father John L Dixon who suffered from Bipolar disorder for many years & he passed away in September 2012. My father was a well known person within his local community, but he was vulnerable, and in the last 3 weeks of his life was preyed upon by local thieves and subjected to the indignity of verble abuse and physical assault. Many were witness to these incidents but it was only after my father died that these people came to our home to tell us what they had seen. None had come forward to give him help and support, or to notify the family, when he needed it most. Life was difficult coming to terms with his sudden death and this was made doubly difficult after being told he suffered at the hands of other human beings before he died.[/p][p]My father and I had started to walk sections of the coastal path, which were some of my happiest times with him. I have now found myself in a position to complete my father's ambition to walk the UK coast with me, his son. I'm using it as a healing process for myself and taking the opportunity to raise money for the charity MIND. My aim is to raise awareness for mental health and to change peoples attitudes, reactions and responses to those people who fall vulnerable in their communities.[/p][p]A big thank you to all those who support me & Koda & the charity MIND.[/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2023

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Supporters

Sep 16, 2019

Paula Holmes

I was proud to have Wayne and Koda for the night, in Whitstable. They are both very easy to please, a shower, some washing, spag bol and Netflix. A hero for our times.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2019

Diana Butcher GEM

Hi Wayne, we met on Tuesday at Minnis Bay when you were leaving Birchington & heading for Reculver. Loveymeeting you & Koda, keep up the good work. My donation is on behalf of GEM Ladies group in Birchington. Diana Butcher

£20.00

Sep 12, 2019

Amanda

Best of luck, Amanda

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 12, 2019

Anonymous

Met this wonderful and humble man today in Whitstable. His story and why he is doing what he’s doing is moving and very admirable. Thankyou.

£10.00

Sep 5, 2019

Anonymous

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Sep 3, 2019

Gina G

Good luck. Thank you for what you do.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 2, 2019

Anna

Thanks for what you’re doing. You’re such an inspiration.

£10.00

Sep 2, 2019

Katrina

Hi Wayne, I saw you in Broadstairs a couple of days ago! I wish you all the love and blessings in the world. You are an inspiration to us all, give your beautiful dog a stroke from me. Keep up the great and awesome work you're doing.

£10.00

Sep 2, 2019

Kelly whybrow

Amazing achievement and let’s hope you’ve encouraged everyone that meets you to think they could help too!! Good luck

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 1, 2019

Mary

Thank you for all that you are doing

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid