On Tuesday 9th September our good friend Cathy Nellis set off on a journey that has been an ambition of hers for a very long time.   Along with some friends Cathy, completed 100K of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain and also helped to raise some money for Caring Breaks.

We kept in touch with Cathy over the course of the 4 days it took to complete the trek, until she reached her destination at the cathedral of St James in the ancient city of Santiago de Compostela.   We could see that the route was quite arduous at times particularly with the hilly terrain and the heat, not to mention the mosquitoes! 

 We congratulate Cathy on her success and thank most sincerely all those who contributed to the fundraising for Caring Breaks.

“My name is Cathy Nellis.  I have always been a big admirer of the work that Caring Breaks carries out on a daily basis.  I recently walked 100K of the famous Camino de Santiago trail in Spain and decided to use the opportunity to raise some money for this great charity.

The walk was a very challenging, but rewarding experience.  The main challenges being the heat and the insects in the more wooded areas (who dined on me regularly)!  Parts of the countryside were breathtaking, the more green and lush parts reminding me of Ireland.

I visited many small churches, some dating back to the 16th century (the path has been popular with pilgrims for many hundreds of years).  Many candles were lit throughout the journey and I thought often of Caring Breaks and my family and friends who supported me in my endeavours”.