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

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Prologue: Duncansby Head to Canisbay (Mon 6th July)

Prologue: ~9 km (5.6 miles)
Date: Mon 6th July

Today I traveled on the Orkney bus to St.John of Groats. It rained quite heavily on the trip, but by the time I got to St.John of Groats the rain had cleared. At St John of Groats I had my official walk photograph taken, then I left my pack at the 'First and Last Cafe' and walked to Duncansby Head, the most easterly point of the British Isles. After I had enjoyed looking at the views, I started my prologue by walking to the YHA in Canisbay where I will spent the night.

1 comment:

  1. All the very best of luck Richard.
    What you are setting out on is a wonderful thing, so enjoy your freedom as a 'Gentleman of the Road!'