Love Hope Strength (LHS) was established here in the UK and the USA in 2006 by the internationally acclaimed musician Mike Peters and his wife Jules after Mike was diagnosed with leukaemia. The Peters family were determined to help save lives and give hope to other families affected by cancer.

Since 2006, LHS has organised events to help families affected by cancer to celebrate, remember and take on a challenge to show thanks and appreciation for the care and love they’ve received, help rebuild their lives and keep someone in their memory. Thousands of people have taken part in hikes across the UK, in the USA, South America, Africa and Asia in the name of Love Hope Strength, and over £1 million has been raised through these treks and associated activities. The funds raised have gone on to support cancer care programmes in hospitals and in community settings across the globe. In 2020 more support will be granted to cancer care projects in Scotland.

Mike Peters will be performing at the Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on August 7th, 8th and 9th, 2020. On the morning of Saturday 8th August Mike and his family will be taking a symbolic walk up Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. Mike will be taking his guitar with him, and you are invited to join him for this 3 mile (approx) walk, which is expected to take around two hours (including breaks to play some music along the way).

Mike and Jules Peters will be using the walk as an opportunity to reflect on the challenges they’ve faced whilst living with cancer, remember some great friends and family, and, importantly to have some fun and take in this historic site whilst enjoying the great outdoors. Everyone is welcome to take part in this walk, though the walk may especially appeal to you if you’ve been affected by cancer. Expect some music, an opportunity to share your stories and an enjoyable stroll that’s suitable for most ages and fitness levels.

There is no charge to take part, but we do ask that you register your interest to join in the walk so more information around timings and the meeting place can be shared with you.

Please register your interest here. You can expect to hear from LHS within a week of registering your interest:

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Should you have any queries regarding Love Hope Strength’s Arthur’s Seat Walk, please contact Kirsty at or on 07779165404.