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

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Day 50, Shuthonger Common (Tewkesbury) to Moreton Valence, Tue 25 Aug

Today’s Distance: ~34.3 km (21.3 miles)
Total Distance: 1210 km (752 miles)
Distance to go: 419 km (260 miles)

I awoke at 5:30 am, washed and packed up everything except the tent and went for breakfast in Witherspoons at 7:00 am. I also got to charge my cell phone. I returned to campsite and was packed and was ready to leave by 8:05 am. I followed the Severn Way all the way to Wainlode Hill where I then took minor roads and paths to Twigworth, where I picked up the A38 to Gloucester.

I had lunch in Debenhams and then headed West to pick up the Canal south to the manually operated rotating road bridge. Then I went by road around Quedgeley and Hardwicke to Moreton Valence. No donations or interesting conversations. A quiet, but longish day at 8.5 hours

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear, we could have set up accommodation for you in Tewkesbury...
    Good to see you are still going strong, Richard. We are away for a while imminently, during which time you should finish your walk, so you have our best wishes for the final couple of weeks.
    Hoping you enjoy that time before returning to reality.
    Martin and Sue