My brother and The Camino

I usually don’t reblog posts, but this one is special as it regards the brother of a friend of mine. Martin will be walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland.

Declan and myself are lifetime members of MS Ireland and you know how much I’ve written about them in the past. It’s an absolutely astonishing society who does the utmost for people and family members of those with MS. Through my advocating with and for them, I see the efforts they make to try to help everyone affected, but having budget cuts year after year, the society can’t do everything they would love to do.

I would therefore absolutely love it if anyone would want to sponsor Martin Groeger. To do so, please check Declan’s blog.

Thank you very much in advance!

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My brother Martin Martin for The Caminois going to walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. For those of you who may not be aware of the Camino, it starts in southern France, crosses into northern Spain and meanders down into Portugal. The total distance to be covered is just short of 800Km, that’s 500 miles in old money. It really is a massive undertaking both in time and energy. There are no 5 star hotels along the way, just hostels with fairly basic facilities. It is not a journey that he is taking on lightly and he has been training for many months. His friends and neighbours have been watching him pound the footpaths with a weighted rucksack on his back. The thought of walking 25+ Km once is enough to send shivers down my spine but facing the same distance every day for 30 days is just unimaginable. What an undertaking?…

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