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Welcome to 500 miles
500 miles founder Olivia Giles

Thank you for taking the time to visit 500 miles’ website.

We are a Scottish charity founded in 2007 to help people with mobility difficulties and to give them a chance to live independent lives. As a quadruple amputee myself, I know how important that independence is. The charity’s name comes from The Proclaimers’ famous lyrics, “I would walk 500 miles”, because that’s our aim – to get people with disabilities in Malawi and Zambia up and walking.

If you’d like updates on our activities, you can join our mailing list here. Through this you’ll receive our newsletter with our latest fundraising stories, project updates and patient stories.

I’ve been given a second chance to enjoy life – everyone else deserves that too. Our mission statement at 500 miles is that – “all who need and can use a prosthetic or orthotic device to improve their quality of life, will have that chance”.

Olivia Signature
The BIG Dinner

So far, we’ve raised £39,000 of our £262,500 target – click here to see how you can get involved. 

It’s time to put lockdown behind us and get together with our loved ones again – so why not share some good food with some good company?

The BIG dinner 2 is running until New Year’s Eve 2021, with no set format and no set date. So whether it’s coffee and croissants, cocktails and nibbles or dinner and drinks, it’s your chance to have a great time, all in aid of 500 miles.

Join in!

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