Words by Abi Scaife
One man has taken on an epic walk in memory of his grandfather.
Amazing! Tell me more.
Ian Wainwright has just completed his walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats, in memory of his grandfather. The walk took him from the 1st of May right through to the 26th July, and wore through three pairs of boots to complete it!
Why did he decide to do the walk?
Ian used the walk to raise money for Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care, in memory of his grandfather. So far, he has raised over £4,900 for the hospice which sent home nurses to take care of his grandfather, to help them take care of other families, too.
Ian found that complete strangers were incredibly kind to him over the course of his journey - and even more so when they found out why he was taking on the walk, many of them donating to his cause.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Marie Curie. They provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Support them here.
Hospice UK. This is the national charity for hospice care. It champions and supports the work of organisations providing hospice care across the UK. Learn more here.
Sue Ryder. They provide palliative and neurological support from our specialist centres and in people's homes. Find out more here.