Mark's big walk - supported by GPS Training
Fri 31st July 2015
We are pleased to be supporting Marks Big Walk - Raising money for the 'Simon Says' Child Bereavement Support charity.
As well as using one of our Oregon 600 GPS units Mark is taking part in one of Training Webinars to get him up to speed prior to his epic 100 mile 48 hour walk.
On the 14th-16th August Mark will undertake a challenge to raise money for a charity that he has been involved in for about 5 years - Simon Says Child Bereavement Support. They support children and young people who have lost a parent or brother/sister.
Mark runs one of their support groups for 11-18 year olds. 1 in 25 children will experience the death of a parent before the age of 16 and it can be a very isolating and distressing time. He regularly get 25-30 young people attending every month and it gives them a chance to talk about what has happened and help them find ways to cope.
Mark has done Ironman Triathlons, Mountains Marathons and all sorts of things in mud, but these are challenges set by other people. The things that he has enjoyed the most has been the journeys and challenges that are more imaginative and that he has personally set.
Later this year he is also trekking to Everest base camp and he spent a lot of time thinking about things he could do and Mark finally settled on the BIG walk from the Nepalese Embassy in London to the Simon Says BBQ in West Wellow, Hampshire.
If you are interested to find out more or make a donation please go to www.marksbigwalk.com