In my race against time, and having just completed a 500 mile walk in Spain, I am already planning my next walking/fundraising adventure.
Obviously, it has to be something even bigger! So:
A wee wander around France it is. From Nice on the Mediterranean, to somewhere (possibly Dunkirk) on the north coast [but because of a knee injury sustained on my previous “walk” (along the Canal du Midi) which is currently preventing me from doing much “walking”, I will also use public transport where possible].
Over the Summer of 2017.
And you can be part of it!
As well as physically helping myself on these walks (my GP did say to walk as far as possible – I doubt he meant *this* far though), I am also raising money for Ataxia UK, the registered ataxia charity here in the UK.
Therefore, wherever possible, I am trying to minimise expenses. All money saved is added to the funds that I have already raised for Ataxia UK.
So to help fund my walk through France, I am seeking a limited number of overall walk supporters, and up to 100 supporters of the specific days when I’ll be walking.
And the good news for supporters?
This is now a very visible event.
It has to be – as my main aim for these walks (over-and-above raising funds for Ataxia UK), is to raise public awareness of the ataxia condition.
As a result of this, I am always looking for positive publicity.
Which, in turn, generates extremely positive, and widespread PR, for those helping to fund the continuation of my walks too.
And I’m now extremely happy to report that the national media (here in Scotland), as well as media outlets in France & Italy, are now reporting on my walks:
There are 3 different ways (including an absolutely cost-free option) that you can help fund the continuation of my walk through France and, by doing so, become an integral part of this event:
Option 1. Major Supporters.
As with the previous walk in Spain, I envisage only a handful of major supporters.
Major walk supporters’ logos are displayed on the page detailing a particular walk, and these logos are linked directly to the official websites of the supporter.
In addition to this permanent feature, major supporters are “tagged” in various social media posts, and their products/services/support are highlighted as being vital to my walks. For an example, please see how Hi-Tec (a supporter of my Spanish walk – they are my walking boot suppliers) are mentioned/promoted in this recent article that I posted on Facebook (with a photograph of their product/boots of course):
The cost of becoming a major supporter of my Summer 2017 walk is just £250.
The funds raised in this way will be used to pay for flights and insurance. As previously stated, all funds that are unused at the end of the walk will be added to the sum donated to Ataxia UK.
I use PayPal to securely process all financial transactions. They do take a small commission for processing the payment, but I have found that this is the most cost-effective way to collect funds for the trip.
If you would like to support any of my awareness-raising/fundraising walks, by becoming a major supporter, please click the PayPal “Buy Now” button below:
Option 2. Day Supporters.
“Day Supporters” are supporters of each of the individual days of the walk. Every social media post that I make on (or of) that day includes a link to that day’s supporter’s website and/or social media pages. This will be in addition to a daily post in which I will specifically thank that day’s supporter, for making the day possible.
The money that I raise from “Day Supporters” will be used to feed & water myself each day.
So I expect that there will be lots of French foodie pics this Summer 🙂
The cost of becoming a “Day Supporter” is just £25.
Again, any funds not used by myself on these walks, will be added to the sum donated to Ataxia UK.
If you would like to support my walks, by becoming a “Day Supporter”, please click the PayPal “Buy Now” button below. You are then able to support as many days as you wish:
Option 3 (completely free). Online shopping.
There is a cost-free way to support me too (and you could even save yourself a few quid at the same time!). Simply do your online shopping, at some of the biggest names in online shopping, via the links in the “KW Fundraising Shop” at:
You just shop (and save) as normal, via the retailers’ own websites. The retailer gives me a few pennies for sending you their way.
You save. I walk some more. Everybody wins!
Thank you for your very kind and generous support!