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Total raised so far


£310.00 of £2,500 target +£47.50 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

1 month ago

John Cunningham


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

A lovely lady gave us £20 after we found her phone whilst we were walking up the Llanberis path up to Snowdon with our grandson

1 month ago

Carole and Nick


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hope you have dried out after the wet canal towpath from Braunston. Good luck.

1 month ago

A couple we met in Bembridge on our IOW walk


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

John & Wendy were walking along the coast through Bembridge on our IOW walk. We met two wonderful people who donated £20 cash after we chatted about LEJOG - thank you so much!

1 month ago

Marianne and Ian


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Keep looking forward … go well … and pack plenty of plasters for blisters!!

2 months ago



John & Wendy stay at this fabulous bed and breakfast in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Paula and her lovely family gave us £100 cash which was was so humbling and generous. If you want an outstanding B and B this is the place!

2 months ago

Mark Tweedie


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

It was great to meet you both on the towpath at Warwick. I wish you both all the best for both the walk and the future!

2 months ago



It was lovely to chat to you this morning - made my day!

2 months ago

Reece Muller


Great what use are doing, sorry to hear about John

John and Wendy are walking from Land's End to John O'Groats

Event dates: 1st March 2024 – 30th April 2024

John & Wendy Cunningham are raising money for Willen Hospice and St Mark's Hospital Foundation

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Our story

Life sometimes throws you a massive curveball. Back in March 2020 before the first UK lockdown, John was diagnosed with stage 3-4 bowel cancer. Then ensued 5 weeks of chemoradiotherapy, followed by a 15 hour hour radical bowel surgery in 2021 and a month in ITU. Negotiating the complexity of treatment and another course of chemotherapy during the worldwide Covid pandemic added to the challenges we faced.

A long held retirement plan of ours was to walk from Lands End to John O' Groats. Not sure if this could now happen, we never gave up hope. We held this as a goal during the long gruelling rehabilitation which followed. Grateful to now be fit and well (albeit with John's altered lifestyle living with 2 stomas) the dream is scheduled to actually begin in spring 2024!! This is going to be a massive challenge and to say it's rather daunting is an understatement. To raise funds during the walk will spur us on.

John was a member of the Business Club at Willen Hospice before retiring and has chosen to support this amazing charity which relies totally on contributions to survive. We also want to wholeheartedly thank the team at St. Marks Hospital for his lifesaving surgery and therefore want to raise funds for the department.

We are totally funding our own expenses so all donations will go to the above 2 charities.

Please spread the message far and wide as we want to raise as much as we possibly can. We will update you on progress as we trek across our amazing country.

As we write we are about to commence training by walking the remainder of The Grand Union Canal to Birmingham, followed by walking the perimeter of the Isle of Wight at the end of July.

Thank you for checking out our page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Willen Hospice and St Mark's Hospital Foundation.

Our 2 charities

Willen Hospice

Charity number: 270194

St Mark's Hospital Foundation

Charity number: 1140930

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