Coast to Coast for MAES & LOROS

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Why Do This ? ….

To acknowledge reaching a certain age this year,  I decided to do something to actively worthwhile and to support these two completely different but highly deserving causes:

·       MAES Therapy  – highly specialised therapy for babies and children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurodevelopmental conditions.

·       LOROS Hospice  – providing high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients, their family and carers via LOROS Hospice.
So I have joined the famous Alfred Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk organised by a dear friend Adrian Walker who organises a number of challenging walks around the UK each year in his role as Senior Fundraiser for the amazing LOROS Hospice.
This will be the first time I have undertaken a long distance walk, so it is a personal challenge to trek nearly 200 miles (approx. 300 Km)  from the Irish Sea, across the North of England to the North Sea.

The 192 mile route to be completed over 13 full days is challenging and takes us through the hills and mountains of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the remote North Yorkshire Moors.
Will I make it?

I’m funding my costs of this 2-week trek myself -  so every penny raised from the generosity of my sponsors will go equally to these incredibly valuable and needed causes which have such an impact on quality of life.
Wish me luck !
And if you would like to show your support by kindly making a donation,  it would be amazing  and gratefully received.

Many thanks!

Here is more background information about the 2 causes:

About MAES Therapy
MAES Therapy International  offers Treatment and Training:

·       Treatments Sessions -  at the MAES Therapy Studio located near Finchley, North London.
Early intervention & specialised treatment for babies and children with neurodevelopmental conditions and movement disorders.

·       Training Courses - in the UK and worldwide. 
To train paediatric Therapists ( Physiotherapists,  Occupational Therapists and  Speech & Language Therapists ) who want further specialise in children with CP and similar neurodevelopmental conditions and gain expert clinical reasoning and treatment skills.
MAES Therapy is a highly specialised treatment approach for babies, children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and similar neuro-developmental conditions and movement disorders.

MAES Therapy looks at what is influencing a child’s movements and behaviour. This includes looking from the child’s perspective and how they’ve learnt to understand, experience and interact with the world around them. We analyse their movements and identify what may be influencing their development now and in their future.
Therapy utilises specific, highly-skilled handling techniques to guide movement, cognition and play in order to take the child on a path of learning new skills and maximising their potential.

MAES Therapy aims at providing the child with a path of experience and development that doesn’t focus on the short-term achievement of tasks or working through sets of developmental milestones. Instead, MAES works to create the foundation to reduce the ‘atypical’ development in the long term and open the possibilities for different and better outcomes. 

Early intervention is beneficial when considering the future development of babies and very young children with neurodevelopmental conditions or developmental delay. 
It is never too late to intervene, however the earlier you do so, the more you can influence the child’s future development for the better.
Read what Parents say about MAES Therapy:

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LOROS  delivers free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill patients, their family and carers.  They deliver care that is special and unique to each individual.

LOROS Hospice is a local charity and every year they care for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The care they provide:
Specialised care for those over 18 with complex problems who are suffering from a terminal illness when cure is no longer possible
Short-stay inpatient care for symptom management — with help, half of these patients go home
Outreach support in the patient’s home
Palliative day therapy.
The services they provide: 
All of LOROS services are provided free to adult patients and their families.
The care provided is tailored to the needs of each patient.
They help people living with cancer and other terminal illnesses.
They also provide support for carers.
Care is provided both at the Hospice and in patients' own homes.
LOROS services are provided by a team of dedicated health and social care professionals.

LOROS, Groby Road, Leicester LE3 9QE 

Registered Charity No. 506120

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We did it!
After 2-Weeks of walking day after day, every day – we completed the 192 mile (approx. 300KM ) ‘Coast to Coast’ trek across the North of England from St Bees on the Irish Sea, across the mountains and hills of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and through the moors of North Yorkshire to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea.

An Exhilarating, challenging, tiring and ultimately rewarding experience.
A great group of walkers who helped to motivate and help each other through the tough times.

Thanks to those who have kindly made a donation towards my Target - much appreciated :-)

Coast to Coast trek 2018 for LOROS & MAES Therapy

Best wishes,
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Only 2 days to go!
Still time for me to achieve my fund-raising Target - every donation helps to move me closer and maintain my motivation!
Today we were taking the North Yorkshire Moors - no rain, but battling some strong winds ! See video, you can see me to the left at the start.
Best wishes,
Jonathan Salsbury
Coast to Coast trek 2018 for LOROS & MAES Therapy
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Week 1 done - onto Week 2!

Day 1 we started at the Irish Sea at St Bees, Cumbria and trekked inland towards the mountainous and awe-inspiring Lake District.

Each day is a different challenge – distance, terrain (mountains, hills, rocks, boggy marshes and moors, and the weather! We have had some sunshine, in-between a lot of rain.

On Day 5 we survived Storm Ali hitting us with 70 mile per hour winds and gusts of 105 miles per hour whilst we were trying to pass Grisedale Tarn, high in the mountains.
Good team spirit to help us through.

Nearly Half-Way and we’ve left the Lake District and now into the moors of East Yorkshire ...

Many thanks for your donations and encouraging words of support – it really helps to keep me motivated!

Best wishes,

Support Jonathan fundraising for MAES & LOROS
300Km (approx. 200 mile) Coast to Coast trek across North England
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This Saturday I will have started the 200 mile / 300 Km Coast to Coast Trek !

- walking for 2 weeks from the from the Irish Sea, across the North of England to the North Sea.
The challenging route takes us through the mountains and hills of the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the remote North Yorkshire Moors.

This is my first walk, so if you would like to support me by kindly making a donation, it would be amazing and gratefully received!
Thanks to those who have already made a donation towards my Target - much appreciated :-)

Best wishes,

Many thanks,
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