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Entertainer To Walk 500 Miles For Approach

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North Staffs based entertainer Melanie Baines is set to walk 500 miles for Approach in August/September 2019.

Melanie said “The Camino del Santiago Norte is the challenge that I’m setting myself, in memory of my mum Marjorie Baines who lived with vascular dementia and Alzheimers. 

I’ve spent the last five years helping my dad to look after my much-loved mum Marjorie. We had so much help and support over that time and I would love the opportunity to give back by raising money to help other people who are living with dementia to live well with it.

I’ve seen the support and care that Approach gives to local families and it’s nothing short of amazing, I think helping them carry on doing this work will be the most incredible privilege.

The walk that I will be attempting is a huge challenge, especially for someone like myself in my early 60’s. That said I am an outdoors person and love walking and to complete the Camino Del Santiago Norte should be an amazing spiritual experience.

Mel Baines with Boots and Mum 

To help raise funds to do the walk, Mel plans to hold a series of shows, the first event is a “Mistletoe & Wine” evening on December 22nd 2018 at Fenton Town Hall. More details will be announced shortly.

Mel has also set up a crowd funder, where people that would like to support Mel can do so directly. The link for this is

HERE – Just Giving Camino Mel Link

Mel Baines Walk Approach Camino

The Camino del Norte Route

We will keep you in touch with Mel’s progress via our social media channels as she aims to reach her funding target. We are also planning to get regular updates while Mel is doing the walk and create events that support it.

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