How to help
A huge thank you to all those who generously offered help to get me on my way: Slightly Foxed, who supported me in myriad ways (scroll down); all those who offered accommodation, or donated to my JustGiving page; to StenaLine, who are getting me off to a good start by helping me out with my ferry journey to the Hook of Holland; to Rupert Godsal for whisking me from Frankfurt to Vienna by rail and my parents for making sure I made it home from Budapest. And, of course, to Harriet's husband, Richie, and her mum, Amanda, particularly - for all their love and support.
If you'd like to help, I've listed a few different options below.
for those who wish to sponsor my trip, I HAVE SET UP A JUSTGIVING PAGE FOR DONATIONS to bowel cancer uk.
However, this is as much about awareness-raising for Never Too Young, Bowel Cancer UK's campaign for the under-50s, as fundraising. Please share what I'm doing with friends. Thank you!
You can read more about Never Too Young, here.
FOR THOSE WHO CAN OFFER ACCOMMODATION ON MY ROUTE
Whilst I have covered off the first leg of my trip, I still have a long way to go! If you or a friend live near any of the stops of Paddy's route, please get in touch and let me know.
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO follow MY PROGRESS, I am PAIRING UP WITH literary magazine slightly foxed.
During the first stage of my walk itself, I focused on putting one foot in front of the other. However, the wonderful team at Slightly Foxed mapped my route and posted wonderful content and. Click here to find out more. You won't regret it; if you're not following them already - they are the bibliophile's go-to read.