Sponsored walks

Everyone knows how important it is to take exercise. It is something nearly everyone takes for granted. Walk to the shops, maybe take the dog for a walk or even be a member of a running club. Like so many other people with progressive MS anything that expends a lot of energy is now a pipe dream for me.

Nowadays my exercise consists of walking a few hundred metres with my rollator a few times a week. It is a struggle to go out and sometimes the temptation to skip it is irresistible. The only way I can motivate myself is by doing a sponsored walk. Equally important it must be something that I can achieve but it must also require a commitment to achieve the goal.

Just telling myself to go out and do it is not enough. Instead I have to make a commitment to other people. So I do a sponsored walk every year.

In 2015 I walked the MS Mile. My local MS Therapy centre at Halton in the Chilterns celebrated its 30th anniversary by organising 30 walks each 1 mile long throughout September and it raised over £70,000. I took part; walking 1 mile in Berkhamsted. I raised £1,500 but a mile was just a bit too ambitious for me.

In 2016 I was more realistic and decided to walk 1 Km. Parallel London, started in 2016 provided the answer and I raised £1,100 for the Jubilee Sailing Trust.

In 2017 I am going to be doing the same walk with Parallel London but this time raising money for the Chilterns MS Therapy Centre. It is an extraordinary sanctury for people who suffer from MS.

MS society walk

MS society walk

On Sunday, 24 September I went to Battersea Park in London to take part in the MS society walk. I left the house at a 8:45, caught the train to Euston and arrived at the start just after 11. I had hoped to be there earlier. Getting to Battersea Park from Euston station by public […]

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Parallel London sponsored walk

Parallel London sponsored walk

I’ve just completed the 1 km Parallel London sponsored walk and raised over £1300. The walk was the easy bit. There was a place to start, I had my Rollator, the route was marked out and there was a finish. The journey to arrive was the nightmare. I set my alarm for 8 o’clock on Sunday […]

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Help Patrick to walk one kilometre

Help Patrick to walk one kilometre

Can you walk 1000 metres? It’s not a big deal is it? You might think nothing of nipping upstairs to brush your teeth. What about putting the rubbish bins outside each week? Maybe you need to pop to the shop and buy some cheese. You might do a bit of sport or even go to […]

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Another sponsored walk

Another sponsored walk

Well it’s another year and I am starting to think about one of my annual challenges. I like to have challenges. They have to be achievable and put me outside of my comfort zone. So time for another sponsored walk. The right distance In 2015 I had tried to walk a mile with my rollator […]

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I had a wonderful sailing holiday

I had a wonderful sailing holiday

I had a wonderful sailing holiday Earlier this year in 2016 I had a wonderful sailing holiday. Click HERE to read about it. I signed up to go sailing with the JST (Jubilee Sailing Trust) on the Lord Nelson. It was a six day trip from Southampton to France and back to Southampton. Help me […]

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Were There Any Benefits Doing The MS Mile?

Were There Any Benefits Doing The MS Mile?

 Were the any benefits walking the MS mile? Definitely! On the 9th September I walked the MS mile. Definitely YES 🙂 I raised just over £ 1,700 for the Chilterns MS Therapy Centre I proved to myself I could walk three quarters of a mile even with a rollator :-)) Taking exercise on a regular basis, […]

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Video; the MS Mile and the final installment

Video; the MS Mile and the final installment

I will now stop banging on about the MS Mile. This will be the final installment. Yup, For the week before the walk it took over my life but I really did enjoy taking part. The training was hard work,in fact it was a real slog. The walk of one mile took me an hour. […]

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Now Its My Turn To Walk the MS Mile

Now Its My Turn To Walk the MS Mile

After several weeks of training the big day arrived. 12 September, now it’s my turn to walk the MS Mile. Getting there My training was walking 100 yard lengths with my Rollator. I felt huge benefits from the exercise, I feel more positive and my balance is now so much better. I am now walking distances […]

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Walk the MS Mile. Video, Good Exercise For Me

Walk the MS Mile. Video, Good Exercise For Me

Good exercise is something we all need to do. It gets those muscles working.   Since I signed up for the ‘Walk the MS Mile’ for the Chilterns MS Centre I have gone out nearly every day with my rollator pushing myself to walk the yards. I started training in early August and now it […]

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Training for ‘Walk the MS Mile’

Training for ‘Walk the MS Mile’

I’m now training every evening. Getting fitter so I can walk the ‘MS Mile’. Training time Every evening at about 5 o’clock I’m out training, doing a walk with my rollator. I increase the distance every few days. D Day is Saturday 12 September and takeoff is at 11.00 outside M & S in Berkhamsted […]

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Walk the MS Mile

Walk the MS Mile

On 12 September 2015 I will be walking 1,760 yards or 1 mile, to help the Chilterns MS Centre  celebrate its 30th birthday. The Challenge Maybe you don’t think that is very far; for me it is one heck of a challenge. I have always liked a challenge, I’m definitely up for this one. The […]

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