A participant from our Monument Discovery Project, Peter Charles, who has been taking part in our research study for the last four years, is going to embark on an incredible fundraising walk in February. The walk will take him from Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, totalling more than 1,500 miles.
Peter aims to raise £250,000 for Parkinson’s UK, which will be split 90% towards finding a cure for Parkinson’s and 10% for respite care. The pilgrimage is due to start at 12 noon on Sunday 14 February 2016 from St John the Baptist, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire after the 10.30am morning service and will finish around the end of October. Peter will walk 260 miles from Little Missenden across the south of England to Cornwall. After a Ferry to Roscoff, he will walk more than 700 miles down the west side of France to the Pyrenees. In Spain, Peter will take the Camino del Norte coastal route, which will take him more than 500 miles to his destination at Santiago de Compostela. Peter aims to walk an average of 10 miles a day.
Peter is 70 years of age and has had Parkinson’s disease for 6 years – please support him in this huge challenge by donating to Peter's Parkinson's Pilgrimage to help find a Parkinson’s cure.