On 20th May 2016, serial fundraiser and Moveit4Smiles ambassador Christina Chatfield turned her money-raising efforts up another notch by completing her very own pilgrimage! 

Venturing abroad for a new challenge, Christina tackled the mighty Pyrenees mountain range by completing one of the toughest walks in the world; the Camino de Santiago. Widely known as the the most popular but one of the trickier routes of the "Way of St. James", Christina took it all in her stride and was able to finish the walk. 

Christina began her mission at the town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Pont on the French side of the Pyranees.

Across the coming days and weeks, she successfully navigated her way through a wide range of terrain. The vibrant green valleys of Galicia, the vast plains of Sierra de Campos and the sticky inner-city humidity of Burgos, Leon, Pamplona and Santiago all came and went, with Christina still standing. 

Some 490 miles and five weeks had passed, but Christina managed to reach Camino de Compostela, the conclusion of Camino de Santiago, on the 24th June. She also managed to make one million steps in the process, some feat indeed!

Discussing her trek with us, Christina commented on her immense satisfaction at chalking another hike off the hit-list in aid of Moveit4Smiles.

Christina said: "With each activity, event or walk we complete, more and more people are raising money for MoveIt4Smiles and are hopefully learning something new about their oral health. 

"With mouth cancer numbers multiplying year on year, I felt it was crucial to do my bit to tackle it by to completing another walk to raise awareness for our cause. 

"I am delighted that I have managed to complete the 500Miles4Smiles Scotland-Brighton walk, the Brighton & Hove two day walking marathon and now the Camino de Santiago all in the space of a couple of years. Yet there is still much work to be done in educating people on important oral health matters like mouth cancer, and I look forward to planning more events in aid of Moveit4Smiles."

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Together we can create a world where fewer people are affected by mouth cancer and help Brits become more aware of HPV, a potentially deadly virus.

This September we will be taking on two mountains at Snowdonia and we would love you to join us!

On 14 September 2019, we take on Cnicht - the Welsh Matterhorn! This popular Welsh mountain is a 10km walk and an ascent of 577m. A route suitable for those with limited walking experience and a reasonable level of fitness.

On 15 September 2019, we’ll be heading for Tryfan via the South Ridge. Voted the best mountain in Britain and famous for the fact that you cannot get to the summit by any route without using your hands. This is a tougher route than the previous day and is best suited to those with some previous walking experience.

Feel free to join us for one day or both. Just raise as much money as you can!

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