You, The Island and I

81 MILES, 3 DAYS, 1 COUNTY
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Hi! We are Owen,  Harrison 
And Tom

Please Support and check in with our challenge we attempt to raise much needed funds for Age Concern by completing the Essex Way walk in 3 days, in a military tactical advance to battle in support of the veterans of our elderly community.

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Last summer Owen completed  
The 108km walk around the Isle of Arran for Age Concern and this year we are teaming up to walk the length of our home county, Essex. 

Below are a collection of photos from last years challenge.

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Last year the focus was on lonlines
In the elderly community and this year our focus is on veterans in our elderly 
Community. With this year being such a huge year for our veterans celebrating 75 years since the end of WW2, 80 Years since the Battle of Britain and 80 years since the evacuation of Dunkirk.

Every year we loose more of  our beloved veterans, and this year seemed like an amazing year to let their memories and stories live on.

40075864_1588989151889203_r.jpeg(The Northern Mountains - Isle of Arran)

As our veterans have walked across the world for us, we will walk across Essex for them.

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Many of the elderly that depend on the services provided by Age Concern are defenders of this great nation, and the 3 of us want to do whatever we can to support them in their elderly years.

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During this trying time Age Concern has suffered significantly, with the elderly and vulnerable at risk they have had to adapt to provide the best services they can. This has had a significant financial toll on the charity and we want to do our best to help them recover.

40075864_1588988965357463_r.jpeg(Dino prints - Kildonan - Isle of Arran)

The 81 mile walk begins in Epping in the South west and ends 81 miles away in Harwich on the North East corner. We will document our journey and highlight the beautiful scenery and history as we navigate our way across this ancient county. 
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So that we can experience the difficulties faced by our brave veterans and service personnel we will be completing this gruelling challenge in military equipment. To pay homage and share a small part of their sacrifices and burdens is the greatest thank you we can give to them for their service.

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We will arrange a date for the challenge once we have a better idea when the lockdown measures will be lifted.

By doing this challenge we also hope to encourage anyone of any age, from any background to get outdoors and enjoy its beauty

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More information about Age Concern Colchester: Age Concern Colchester is an Independent Charity where we support those in later years to combat loneliness through friendship clubs, befriending services and welfare benefit awards over over 1m pounds a year. Our friendly team deliver a free service to those in later years in Colchester to move people away from social isolation, poverty and choosing between heating and eating. We also offer free legal surgeries, IT Training and Help, Support and Information to improve living standards.

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  • Anonymous 
    • £25 
    • 19 d
  • Angela Whelan 
    • £10 
    • 1 mo
  • Karen Hazell 
    • £20 
    • 1 mo
  • Annette Aunt 
    • £5 (Offline)
    • 1 mo
  • Matt Hill 
    • £15 
    • 1 mo
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Owen- Harrison - Tom 
Organizer
Colchester, East of England, United Kingdom
Age Concern Colchester 
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