Paul Drake of Whitestar website development is walking 1000 miles to raise valuable funds for us. He has so far walked 150 miles, which is amazing and well done to you Paul!! Here is a few words from his peoples fundraising link about why he chose to dot he challenge he has done.

“Lockdown wasn’t kind to me. My regular exercise (fencing) wasn’t available to me and I spent too much time at home, eating and lounging about.

I resolved to get fit and lose weight this year. Then I can get back into my fencing kit and carry on with the sport that I love. And it’ll be better for my health.

I decided that the easiest way to make sure I stuck to this was to do it for charity, which gives me accountability. It also means I get to raise some money for Gemma Dearsley’s incredible charity ‘The Lighthouse Centre’. They do amazing work providing palliative care to local people in their homes. They rely on donations to survive.

I signed up for the Country Walking magazine’s ‘Walk 1000 miles 2023′ scheme which provides an app to track my exercise and chart my progress on a virtual walk from Land’s End to John o’ Groats. I’ll be doing some of this on an exercise bike, for when the weather’s bad and because it will build strength in my legs for fencing.

I’ll share significant updates on this page and on Facebook, so you can see my progress.

Please help me to help raise funds for The Lighthouse Centre (I hope to raise £500) and get fencing fit again at the same time.

Paul Drake”

If you can help by sponsoring him or even doing a challenge of your own to raise funds for us to help others it would be very much appreciated! Here is Paul’s link…..