Stilt walking John O'Groats to Lands End

Raising Awareness about the condition of Epilepsy


Stilts for Charity

UNFORTUNATLY DUE TO LACK OF SUPPORT I WAS NOT ABLE TO FINISH THE WALK THIS YEAR. I DID COMPLETE 600 MILES AND RAISED £3000 FOR CHARITY. I WILL BE SETTING OFF IN AGAIN IN 2008 SO ANY SUPPORTERS ARE WELCOME

I've always liked challenges and when I thought of walking from John O'Groats to lands End on stilts the idea really gripped me. I really wanted to do something positive for other people, but something that would be a personal achievement for me as well.

Epilepsy Action have been a great help to both my father and I ( as we are both epileptic ) and I wanted to help them support others the way they had for us. Epilepsy also affects another 1 in 131 people in the UK.

My main aim is to raise awareness about not only the condition of Epilepsy , but also where to find help and information about the subject itself. The two charities I am supporting are Epilepsy Action and F.A.B.LE ( For a Better Life with Epilepsy) both of which are a wealth of support and information.

My usual occupation is a performance artist ; I have worked for over a decade in film, TV and stage. As such I intend to visit as many events as possible in costume on stilts along my route to generate interest and educate people about the condition of epilepsy.

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To be able take this challenge to It's full potential I am looking for support. This can be in kind or financial. The areas I need assistance with include:

  • Personal physical training
  • Support vehicle and contents
  • Essential items and equipment
  • Publicity and awareness raising
  • Financial donations

Supporters of my walk

Below is a list of companies and individuals who have helped me so far. Thank you to everyone for your help, especially those who do not want a mention and prefer to help from behind the scenes. Stilt Walking across the UK is turning into a very large project and I could'nt have done this without help and support.

Supportive Companies

  • Projump stilts
  • Salomon Sports
  • Dangerous Stilt Walkers
  • Dot Pine
  • Epilepsy Action
  • F.A.B.L.E
  • Greens Health and Fitnes
  • Headcharge Events
  • Sheffield Tree Services
  • Greentop Community Centre
  • Newcastle Harley Davidson Owners Group
  • Supportive Individuals

  • Chris Cooper

  • Kergun Savage
  • James Harkness

 

Safe and secure donations to the charity are securely given through the following link:

http://www.justgiving.com/peterthornett

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