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David Robins Get Connected Walk

Click on the links below to see David's blog about the Get Connected walk.

David Robin's completed a 346 mile sponsored mega-hike across the country - the equivalent of 13 marathons. Walking from Boston to Barnstaple, he raised over £50,000 for people living with aphasia.

David was given a send-off from Boston's 'Stump' by staff and service users from Boston's Pilgrim hospital. Alex Ross, Caroline Cooter and Christine Robbins from the Speech and Language Therapy department at Pilgrims hospital accompanied David for the first five miles of the walk. Mrs Fletcher, who now has aphasia after having a stroke in January, wished David well for his marathon effort.

Phyllis Campbell-McRae, Connect's chief executive joined the well-wishers who gathered by the church in warm spring sunshine. Phyllis thanked David for his generous support of Connect. 'We are immensely grateful for your generous support of our work and your part in helping to raise awareness of this much-misunderstood disability', she said. 

David Robins with Carole Pound, Connect's Director of Innovation by the River Taw in Barnstaple. See below for David's blog of the walk and more photos.

18 May 2008. Day 18

The end is in sight.....

17 May 2008. Day 17

Wootton Courtenay to Challacombe

16 May 2008. Day 16

The weather takes a turn for the worse....

15 May 2008. Day 15

Simply the best!

14 May 2008. Day 14

Keeping on the level

13 May 2008. Day 13

It's a breeze.....

12 May 2008. Day 12

A warm and generous welcome....from Nunney to Castle Carey

11 May 2008. Day 11

Box to Nunney - 22 miles

10 May 2008. Day 10

Friends reunited..

9 May 2008. Day 9

Things can only get better...

8 May 2008. Day 8

The going gets tougher

6 May 2008. Day 6

Thinking about communication.....

5 May 2008. Day 5

Feeling the heat

4 May 2008. Day 4

Shades of The Railway Children...

3 May 2008. Day 3

It's a beautiful day.....

2 May 2008. Day Two

The end of the fens...

1 May 2008. Day One

Boston, Lincolnshire

David Robins with Speech and Language Therapists Alex Ross, Caroline Cooter and Christine Robbins who joined him for the first five miles of the walk.