Great walk

Charity Corner – Great Walk For Parkinson’s

Are you looking for a challenge to keep fit this year, New Year’s Resolutions and all that?
What if I told you that you can help a very worthy cause at the same time?

Today I present to you the “Great Walk for Parkinson’s 2024”, a five-leg nature trail (GR-131) crossing Lanzarote from north to south, in aid of Living With Parkinson’s in Lanzarote.

The route spans a total of 77km, but don’t panic! The challenge is to walk the route over five consecutive Sundays in March 2024 as follows:

Sunday 3rd March – Órzola > Haría 14km (approx. 3hrs)
Sunday 10th March – Haría > Teguise 13km (approx. 2.5hrs)
Sunday 17th March – Teguise > San Bartolomé 9.5km (approx. 2hrs)
Sunday 24th March – San Bartolomé > Yaiza 23km (approx. 5hrs)
Sunday 31th March – Yaiza > Playa Blanca 17.5km (approx. 3.5hrs)

You can join on one or more (or all!) of the five legs, to suit your fitness levels and availability, so no excuses there!

Entry fee is €25, regardless of how many legs you decide to take part on and it includes a promotional t-shirt. In addition, you may wish to raise further funds by encouraging friends and family to sponsor your efforts. Shared transport to the start / finish points will be organised.

To register please email hello@livingwithparkinsons.es.
Closing date for registering is the 10th of February.

If this sort of challenge is not for you, you can still support the charity by making a donation on https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/living-withparkinsons.

About the charity:

Living with Parkinson’s Lanzarote is a recently formed charity supporting families living with Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions in the island. Janet Harper, a well-loved long-term resident in Lanzarote, is its Founder and President. When Janet’s own dad John was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, his family was dismayed to discover not only the lack of specialist care for the condition on the island but a total lack of a support for the families of those affected. The charity, a first of its kind on Lanzarote and set up as John’s legacy, has a mission to provide: respite assistance, help and advice from experts, equipment for the home and counselling for family members – all the things John and his family so badly needed during his illness.

For more information, please visit Living with Parkinson’s in Lanzarote’s website: https://livingwithparkinsons.es/ and their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61552254976025

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