‘Daft as a Brush’ Brian Burnie has now completed his 300 mile walk around the coast of Skye as part of his 7,000 mile epic trek to take the charity all over Great Britain and Ireland.
Skye has been a real challenge for Brian with the terrain and weather against him; “I’ve never seen rain like this before, it’s fierce! At times I couldn’t get any wetter so I thought it best to carry-on regardless. When the sun eventually made an appearance, Skye became an amazing place, very rugged and sincerely beautiful. There are very few paths at all so the walk has been hard to navigate – I fully admit Ive been lost a few times and experienced the odd tumble too!”
Brian, 74, suffers from Parkinson’s disease which makes his challenge even more difficult, but he’s determined to complete every step on his 2 year mission to take free cancer patient transport, nationally.
Joined by his barber of 30 years David Porter, 68, they walked together to the Old Man of Storr and Neist Point Lighthouse, “I’m a young man compared to Brian, I’ve no idea how he keeps going. I’m exhausted after just two days of walking. The terrain is hard to cope with on Skye, but I wanted to support Brian and Cheryl on their quest. I really hope the country gets behind them, encouragement can be the greatest gift.”
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