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 7, 2016

Recent Walks

This old blog lists my John o'Groats to Land's End Walk in 2009 and may be of use to others undertaking a similar walk.

There is also a record here of a second long walk following Offa's Dyke in 2010. This was the first long walk with my wife Shiel.

In 2011 we walked from Hull to Robin Hood's Bay via the Wolds and Cleveland Ways and then took the train North to Newcastle and walked the Hadrian's Wall path. There is no record of this walk as rain water entered and destroyed my cell phone before we reached Filey.

From 2012 to 2014 we followed the Labe /Elbe from the source to the sea.

In 2015 we walked the Leeds to Liverpool Canal and a second walk around the Isle of Wight.

In 2016 we followed the river Severn from its source near Plynlimon, in Wales, to Severn Bridge on the Severn Estuary.

In 2017 we followed the Wye river. It rises very near the source of the Severn, in Wales. We followed it to Chepstow.

Details of ALL these walks can be found here :- Recent Walks