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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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Event

Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2023

Charity

Supporters

Jan 13, 2020

Kinnon Guiseley Community Foundation

Thank you & Koda for coming along & giving up your time to support Guiseley Community Foundation's work in local Primary Schools We really appreciate it, you have inspired a significant number of children to take care of their environment

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Dec 20, 2019

Anonymous

Well done for all the great work you're doing Wayne and Koda! Enjoy your break and have a happy Xmas! Pete, Libby, Lou, Leanne, Becky and Vic.

£250.00

Dec 7, 2019

Gareth

£10.00

Dec 5, 2019

Emily

Thank you fo doing such a wonderful job and supporting coastal communities. Good luck to you both.

Nov 30, 2019

Gail

You and Koda do fantastic stuff and happy to support you and your journey - think you both rock! You are my litter picking hero’s! Stars!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 28, 2019

Maggie

It was great to meet you and Koda last Sunday and have a chat on the DLR to Greenwich. Hope you had a successful day at Millwall. Enjoy your upcoming break and all the best for the rest of your Round Britain trip.

£15.00

Nov 26, 2019

Janice and David Harding

You are doing a fantastic job, Wayne. Look after yourself and Koda, have a relaxing break over Christmas. We look forward to reading your posts, they help us to rise above the despair and frustration that we often feel while litter picking. Stay strong!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Nov 24, 2019

Gill

Great work....amazing to follow your journey. Good luck

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Nov 23, 2019

Pam Gosnay

Big respect for what you and Koda are doing to clean up our coastline and raise public awareness to our litter problem.

£15.00

Nov 17, 2019

Jane Knowles

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid