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70 Year old with Parkinson’s walks 200 miles in aid of Calvert Trust Exmoor

James Cook, who is 70 and suffers from Parkinson’s disease has today begun a 200 mile walk from Chittlehampton in Devon to Littlehampton on the Sussex coast, in order raise funds for four charities that each have special meaning to James; Calvert Trust Exmoor, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Parkinson’s UK and Friends of St Hieritha’s Chittlehampton.  James has already received pledges totalling almost £11,000.


James & Marcia

James 'ready for the off' at St Hieritha’s Chittlehampton


James and his wife Marcia are long standing supporters of Calvert Trust Exmoor, they are actively involved in the Friends of Calvert Trust Exmoor, and Marcia is also a trustee of Calvert Trust Exmoor.


marcia demonstrating the logo!

Marcia showing off James' Calvert Trust Exmoor logo!


James felt it appropriate that ABF The Soldiers’ Charity should be one of their supported charities in memory of a former pupil of his, Edward Drummond-Baxter, who served with The Royal Gurkha Rifles, and was tragically killed in Afghanistan in 2012.




James Cook; “The challenge that I have set myself is very modest in comparison with what so many badly wounded soldiers achieve.  Their achievements are not confined to the very public arena of adventurous or physical challenges that they set themselves, but are found even more impressively in their quiet and more private daily determination to get on with life.”


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James on the road

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our Fundraising Team:


Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221


Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

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Lynn Healey

Tel: 01768 772255



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