The Chaparda Challenge Diary

Week 6

Well, Vive La France didn’t last long – Only the wee monkeys hung around in France – visiting the beautiful beaches of Dunkirk no doubt. But they’re in Belgium now, thanks to a big effort by Amir. The tigers briefly parted company with the wee monkeys, but they’re catching up with each other again – …

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Week 5

Congratulations to all of our walkers – undaunted by Brexit you’ve now all left Blighty behind you and are at various points of your journey through Europe! What an achievement in 5 weeks, to have walked pretty much the length of England. Well done everyone, and take a moment to reflect on what a great team effort …

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Weeks 3 & 4

First of all, sorry that there was no diary last week. I was taking part in the Kiltwalk (apologies – not for World Medicine but for a charity that my wife Sarah and I run), and Sunday was a recovery day after climbing my first mountain for many years! Emma and Jude will no doubt …

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Week 2

Imagine! There has been more distance covered this week than last. Week one the total covered up to Sunday evening was 375 miles, but this week our teams have travelled an amazing and collective 381 miles! Well done to everyone – what an achievement. Our pace-makers were the first to dip their toes in the …

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Week 1

Talk about a flying start! All our teams have been busy this week, with activity for all teams every single day. Well done everyone! As of 5.00 pm on Sunday 11th, a total of 345 miles have been covered, which is fabulous. Standout in that figure have been the peacocks –  192 miles between them! …

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The Starting Line – York – Day 1

Our Chaparda Challenge is underway –  a team effort to walk exactly 5,686 miles from York, home of the World Medicine Charitable Trust, to our destination, the Jay Ambe Hospital  in Chaparda, Gujarat, in India. Work Medicine has been sending a team of acupuncturists and translators to Chaparda for a number of years and was …

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