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Message from The Proclaimers

“We’re supporting 500 miles because for £175 you can buy a leg for someone in Africa.”

Craig and Charlie Reid, The Proclaimers 

The Proclaimers are a Scottish rock duo formed by twin brothers, Craig and Charlie Reid in 1983.  They have sold more than 5 million albums worldwide.  

Charlie and Craig have long supported 500 miles.  Our charity takes its name from the lyrics,”I would walk 500 miles” from their 1988 hit single “I’m Gonna Be “ because of the aspiration in “I would walk” – but we did also consider, “I’m On My Way [From Misery to Happiness]”.  You just need to read our patient stories to see why!

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