Walking for Charity
They smashed it!
As you know (and thank you to everyone who supported us) my grand-daughter Abbie, and my partner, Hilary, decided to walk for the Brain Tumour Charity.
Their target was
200,000 steps | in 2 weeks | £2k!
Their actual achievement was
405,447 steps |in 2 weeks | £3,402.00 plus Gift Aid (& counting … !)
(For those of you who prefer distances to step counts, they’ve done about 200 miles between them ~ or the equivalent to seven and a half marathons!)
Abbie and Hilary at the end of their two weeks of walking!
We are so proud!
We have had personal experience of brain tumour in our family (Hilary had a successful operation to remove a meningioma in 2017) and a dear friend in our village is currently undergoing treatment. We also know, from the messages some of you sent with your donations, that many of you also have had these sort of personal experiences. We all know how important the work of the Brain Tumour Charity is, and how crucial funding is.
We came home to a hero’s welcome with neighbours, friends and villagers socially-distanced along the road to cheer us in!
On the penultimate day of walking Abbie and Hilary were tantalisingly close to their new, extended target of 400,000 steps so today they did this:
First thing: Abbie and Hilary, a quick burst round the lanes in the village ~ 10,000 steps.
Mid-morning: a very hot walk to the top of Clunbury Hill ~20,000 steps, with me and Abbie’s brother, Joe
After lunch: a repeat of the early morning’s walk, but again with all four of us ~ 10,000.
Abbie kept a table of how many steps she and Hilary did each day. At first it was a count-down, as they deducted their step count from the target figure, then a count-up as they sailed past it!
What an achievement!
Abbie and Joe setting off to Clunbury Hill
Abbie and Hilary's Big Walk
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