Throughout the duration of the world walk (from Sept, 2018 to Nov, 2023, with a Covid hiatus in the middle) a total of over £45,000 has been raised for a variety of charities.

Friends, family and generous strangers have been incredibly kind and it is solely through their big hearts this astonishing sum has been raised.

All the wonderful charities have expressed great gratitude and I personally can’t thank everyone enough who has made a donation. Whatever the size, it meant a great deal.

The charities I was walking for include Siobhan’s Trust, Backpack Bed for Homeless (Australia based), Shiksha Rath (India based), Autism Early Support (previously called the Puzzle Centre), Medical Detection Dogs and the Alzheimer’s Society (my Mum lived with dementia for years).

Individual information about all the charities is listed below and if anyone still wants to make a donation there is a Donate button, which links directly to the Siobhan’s Trust Just Giving page.

Since early 2020, Siobhan’s Trust’s volunteers have been carrying out outstanding humanitarian work in Ukraine, and continue to do so. They are also always looking for new volunteers if anybody wants to join their friendly, formidable team.

Siobhan’s Trust

Siobhan’s Trust operates a fleet of pizza & freezer vans out of the city of Lviv, feeding orphanages, community halls and all kinds of shelters that are full of Internally displaced People in the Ukraine

Shiksha Rath

Shiksha Rath is a highly-focused, long-term initiative providing after school classes, nutritious meals and health care to some of Delhi’s poorest children by means of a ground-breaking slum academy,

Medical Detection Dogs

Medical Detection Dogs (MDD), which my sister, Betsy, has championed since it started 10 years ago, trains dogs (which have a 1000 times stronger sense of smell than humans) to sniff out diseases while still in the early onset stages.

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society is one of the key charities working to support those with Alzheimer’s – and other forms of dementia - and their families. It is also actively researching a cure for the disease, which, shockingly, is likely to affect one in three children born in the UK today, with the number rising all the time.