On twentieth Might 2016, serial fundraiser and Moveit4Smiles ambassador Christina Chatfield turned her money-raising efforts up one other notch by finishing her very personal pilgrimage! 

Venturing overseas for a brand new problem, Christina tackled the mighty Pyrenees mountain vary by finishing one of many hardest walks on this planet: the Camino de Santiago, broadly often known as the the preferred however one of many trickier routes of the “Method of St. James”, Christina took all of it in her stride and was in a position to end the stroll. 

Christina started her mission on the city of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Pont on the French facet of the Pyranees.

Throughout the approaching days and weeks, she efficiently navigated her means by way of a variety of terrain. The colourful inexperienced valleys of Galicia, the huge plains of Sierra de Campos and the sticky inner-city humidity of Burgos, Leon, Pamplona and Santiago all got here and went, with Christina nonetheless standing. 

Some 490 miles and 5 weeks had handed, however Christina managed to achieve Camino de Compostela, the conclusion of Camino de Santiago, on the twenty fourth June. She additionally managed to make a million steps within the course of, some feat certainly!

Discussing her trek with us, Christina commented on her immense satisfaction at chalking one other hike off the hit-list in assist of Moveit4Smiles.

Christina mentioned: “With every exercise, occasion or stroll we full, an increasing number of individuals are elevating cash for MoveIt4Smiles and are hopefully studying one thing new about their oral well being. 

“With mouth most cancers numbers multiplying 12 months on 12 months, I felt it was essential to do my bit to deal with it by to finishing one other stroll to boost consciousness for our trigger. 

“I’m delighted that I’ve managed to finish the 500Miles4Smiles Scotland-Brighton stroll, the Brighton & Hove two day strolling marathon and now the Camino de Santiago all within the house of a few years. But there may be nonetheless a lot work to be achieved in educating folks on vital oral well being issues like mouth most cancers, and I look ahead to planning extra occasions in assist of Moveit4Smiles.”

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Collectively we are able to create a world the place fewer individuals are affected by mouth most cancers and assist Brits turn out to be extra conscious of HPV, a probably lethal virus.

This Might, we might be heading to the Isle of Skye to tackle Bla Bheinn and we might love you to affix us!

On 2 Might 2020, we’ll stroll the coast of Boreraig and Suisnish. Will probably be a enjoyable trek of 16.5km with a small ascent of 350m, an excellent one to participate in if you happen to don’t have a lot mountaineering expertise.

On 3 Might 2020, we’ll be heading for the massive climb – Bla Bheinn. It’s also often known as the Blue Mountain and is alleged to be one of the vital magnificent mountains in Britain. It is a more durable route than the day before today with some rocky terrain and a ascent of a whopping 990m.

On the trek, we’ll have a gaggle of guides and consultants that can assist you alongside the way in which and be sure you benefit from the expertise as a lot as doable.

Be at liberty to affix us for both day or each. Whether or not you come by yourself or with a gaggle, we hope you’ll be part of us.