About my blog

CLL is the acronym for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia. CLL is the most common cancer of the blood. However, unlike many other leukaemias, CLL is incurable. Innovative research is desperately needed to provide treatments which are more effective than the derivatives of chemical warfare agents currently in use. Research however costs money.

In 2009 I walked from John o'Groats in the north east of Scotland to Land's End in the south west of England. Hence the acronym JOGLE. The purpose of my walk was to make more people aware of this insidious disease and to encourage them to sponsor me by donating to the research groups I was supporting. It was a most enjoyable experience and I met some wonderful people. Together we raised over 2000 pounds for the cause. Thank you everyone!

In, 2010, the blog was being continued for those who may have be interested in following my walking holiday in Wales. This was not a charity walk.

Sadly this year, 2013, Alan Frost, a senior member of the Wednesday Loafers, our cancer support group, passed away. Many medics will tell you that CLL can be cured by a bone marrow transplant. Alan had battled with the cure for many years. More research is needed, but significant progress has been made since I started this blog.

CLL is still killing my friends. The organizations listed at the side of this blog would welcome any contributions you would like to make towards their research.

Please feel free to pass on the details of this site to anyone you think may be interested. The link is www.cancerwalker.com

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Day 15 Tarf Hotel to Allt Sheicheachan

Felt a little nervous when I set off, a moor in the middle of nowhere! I did know where I was but needed to find the right track. Loosing the track takes about 4 times the effort than walking on the actual track. Anyway, I walked along a river, headed towards a forest then came to a river junction, after which the track improved. Only afterwards I realised that my track had been joined by one from Kingussie. I came across Dave, who was camping which gave me confidence in case I lost my way, but the path was well defined by then. I went up the mini gaig and was heading down the other side when Dave caught me up. He was going on to Blair Atholl.

At Brnar Lodge I met another Dave walking to Kingcraig. Just before reaching the bothy I met a couple of mountain bikers (Stephen and Duncan - having to push their bikes along the boggy path!

I spent the night in the bothy at Allt Sheicheachan. It was clean and dry.

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