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

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day 4, Fri 10 July, Melvich to Forsinard

Day 4. Melvich to Forsinard
Date: Fri 10th July
Distance: 24 Km (14.9 Miles)
Total distance covered: 106.4 Km (66.1 Miles)
Distance to go: 1521.9 Km (945.7 Miles)

Day 4 Report
Left Melvich around 8am and am walking alongside the Halladale River. I thought that I was going to have to get my feet wet, crossing the Halladale river, but just south of Upper Big House I found a foot bridge. I only saw three people until I got to Forsinard. Route was mainly on tarmac, but the road had a good grass verge, making it easier on the feet. There was very little traffic, better than walking on the A9. I camped wild about 2 miles south of Forsinard, just off the road, down a bank. It was only after I had pitched my tent that I found I was directly under a power line!

1 comment:

  1. Richard,

    I have enjoyed reading your blog to date and shall follow your progess with great interest.

    The very best of luck,