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Peter did it – incredible 1,500 mile pilgrimage!

file-16-10-2016-08-36-49_800After an amazing fundraising walk of more than 1,500 miles, Peter the Pilgrim (Peter Charles) has reached his final destination – the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Not bad for a 70 year-old with Parkinson’s!

The pilgrimage project doesn’t end here though – look out for more news and blog posts on Peter’s website over the coming months.

Peter started from Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, on 14 February and walked through southern England to Cornwall, all the way down the west coast of France and then along the north coast of Spain.

There have been plenty highlights as well as low points – and you can read all about them in Peter’s blog.

The statistics are incredible Continue reading Peter did it – incredible 1,500 mile pilgrimage!

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Vote Parkinson’s news

Voting deadline 5pm, Sunday, 25 September

The FINAL PUSH IS NOW for votes from the public to win £10,000 for Parkinson’s UK !

mw-pilgrimageThanks to those who have already voted, Peter the Pilgrim is close to winning the Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge.  The winner’s charity will be decided by public vote and yours could be crucial for Parkinson’s UK.

Not voted? – voting is free and only takes about a minute – please vote now to help win £10,000 for Parkinson’s UK – go to this Mountain Warehouse page and scroll down to the bottom. Follow the voting instructions and don’t forget to look out for the confirmation email – you must click the link in the email to confirm your email address or your vote won’t be counted. Continue reading Vote Parkinson’s news

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Time to vote again for Parkinson’s

Peter's Mountain Warehouse Challenge voting page
Peter’s Mountain Warehouse Challenge voting page

Thank you everyone who voted for Parkinson’s in the first round of the Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge 2016. Your votes put Peter the Pilgrim’s challenge through to the shortlist of ten to win £10,000 for Parkinson’s UK.

First round votes have been zeroed and voting has started for the second round.  PLEASE VOTE AGAIN EVEN IF YOU VOTED IN THE FIRST ROUND.

The winner will be decided by public vote and yours could be crucial. CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW. Scroll to the bottom of the Mountain Warehouse page to find the ‘vote’ button and don’t forget to click on the verification email they send you or your vote won’t be counted Continue reading Time to vote again for Parkinson’s

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Vote for Peter the Pilgrim

Peter's Mountain Warehouse Challenge voting page
Peter’s Mountain Warehouse Challenge voting page – CLICK / TOUCH TO VOTE

Please take a moment to vote now for Peter the Pilgrim in his bid to win £10,000 for Parkinson’s UK in the Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge 2016.

Ten entrants will go through to a shortlist determined by the number of first stage public votes received by 21 August – so let’s help Peter and Parkinson’s UK. PLEASE, CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW. Scroll to the bottom of the Mountain Warehouse page to find the ‘vote’ button and don’t forget to click on the verification email they send you or your vote won’t be counted (check your email spam box if you don’t see it in your inbox within 10 minutes).

Please help spread the word about the vote – email all your friends and use the social media icons at the foot of this post to tweet, post, pin or link. Continue reading Vote for Peter the Pilgrim

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Peter the Pilgrim completes stage 3

2016-05-15 11.17.23_600Peter the Pilgrim  has reached Santander to complete stage 3 of his epic 1,500 mile walk to Spain to raise funds for Parkinson’s. Ninety percent of the funds will be used to find a cure for the condition and ten percent for respite care.

Following a break in the UK during the hottest part of the summer in Spain, Peter will commence stage four on 7 September starting from Continue reading Peter the Pilgrim completes stage 3

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Peter the Pilgrim completes stage 2

Peter the Pilgrim reached Saintes in France, 9 May
Peter the Pilgrim reached Saintes in France, ahead of schedule on 9 May

Peter the Pilgrim successfully completed stage 2 of his fundraising walk, ahead of schedule on 9 May, when he reached the town of Saintes in France. His entire pilgrimage of over 1,500 miles will see him walk from Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. See photos from the pilgrimage.

Peter said ” I think that, apart from a few farmers and dog walkers, I saw no more than six other walkers. In dangerous Continue reading Peter the Pilgrim completes stage 2

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Peter the Pilgrim completes stage 1

Taking no chances with the wind and his condition, Peter crosses the river on hands and knees
Taking no chances with the gusty wind and his condition, Peter crosses a plank over a river on hands and knees

In Cornwall, with 273 miles under his belt, Peter the Pilgrim completed stage 1 of his fundraising walk on 15 March. His entire pilgrimage of over 1,500 miles will see him walk from Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. See photos from the pilgrimage.

Now, following a short break, Peter began stage 2 in Roscoff, Brittany on 27 March after stepping off an overnight Ferry.

You can see Peter’s progress, day by day, on this page.

Donations to Peter’s fundraising have so far achieved nearly Continue reading Peter the Pilgrim completes stage 1

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Peter the Pilgrim’s progress

peter's pilgrimage progress will be updated daily whenever he walks
peter’s pilgrimage progress will be updated daily whenever he walks

Branch member Peter Charles is making fantastic progress on his pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Currently on stage 1 of his epic fundraising walk you can catch up with his progress on this page, which is updated daily on each day that he walks.

Peter is fundraising for Parkinson’s UK. The costs of Peter’s pilgrimage will be covered by sponsors. Other than the fee charged by Virgin Money Giving*, no deduction will be made from any donation – 100% will go to Parkinson’s research and respite care. Continue reading Peter the Pilgrim’s progress

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