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Support the greatest ever endeavour
to raise funds for APS Support UK —
the Isles to Islands Walk 2017

Phil Godfrey is walking from the western most point of the
Isles of Scilly to the northern most point of the Shetland Islands -
a distance of 1,400 miles in memory of his wife, Christine.

Support him and us by sponsoring his epic journey!

A tribute to Phil's wife, Christine

Phil Godfrey is undertaking the greatest endeavour ever made in support of our charity when he walks 1,400 miles from the Isles of Scilly to the Shetlands Islands in memory of his wife, Christine.

Phil and Christine enjoyed 42 happy years of marriage and spent many holidays walking in the British Isles and Austria. Christine was diagnosed with APS in 2005 and sadly passed away in January 2015.

Phil's remarkable response to this terrible loss has been to help raise awareness of APS and take on this epic journey to raise funds for our charity. Phil hopes to raise £50,000 so, please, if you can help him reach his target visit his Just Giving page.

"After Christine passed away, I felt I should try and help raise the awareness of APS (37% of GPs know nothing of APS), and to raise awareness to allow Kate and her team to achieve this. When she was well, Christine and I completed 15 Long Distance Footpaths, and this gave me the idea to walk from the Scilly Isles to the Shetland Islands in her memory" said Phil.

Phil started the walk as planned on the 10th March 2017 but, due to the thick fog, there was no transport to or from the Scilly Isles. Phil decided to start at Land’s End rather than lose the timetable he had set out, but disaster struck after a week walking through foggy Cornwall when Phil suffered a torn calf muscle, and was unable to walk any further.

However, all is not lost and, after much physiotherapy, seven weeks rest and special exercises, Phil has decided to continue his journey but to do it in more manageable chunks over two years - a very sensible idea considering the injury he sustained. As the weather permitted, he finally walked the Scilly Isles in June 2017 and even managed to get an interview on Radio Scilly. Phil is continuing to walk the rest of the country in stages. What a trooper! We hope the walks are successful with no more injuries.

Although Phil is pictured here with his lovely little dog, Naz, he won't be joining Phil on his travels as he only has little legs. But fear not, Naz will be pampered by his foster family while Phil is away.

Follow Phil's Footsteps

You can follow Phil's blog here: https://scilliestotheshetlands.wordpress.com/

We aim to raise awareness all along Phil's route and will be appealing for media volunteers in all the places Phil passes through - thank you to everyone who has offered to help so far. If you would like to get involve and walk with Phil, please contact us.

Phil's route map

Sponsor Phil

A pound a mile would be nice! But seriously, whatever you can donate would be very much appreciated.

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