3 months to go!
So, 3 months to go until my walk across europe and I thought I'd update my blog... On friday the 17th of June I organised a fund raising event at Bishops stortford rugby club - it was really well attended; around 150 of my friends and family came along to support me! The space hoppers (local band) were exceptional!! I'd like to thank everyone for the amazing support, good wishes and the occasional hug! The total raised was £1365. Most of this was raised through a grand raffle, which local businesses dug deep and gave me everything from a bottle of wine, through to a quad bike (being auctioned soon)
My training started in earnest on the 20th of June, as I've always believed that in 3 months, even an old boy like me can become fit enough to walk across Europe. I've already been on several long walks (longest was a 2 day 53 mile walk) and felt like I'd been for a stroll in the park....
As you all my know I plan (I will) raise over 30k for combat stress - I'm currently looking for help from some generous individuals or businesses that will sponsor me to achieve this target!
I'd like to give special thanks to my brother in law Cliff who encouraged his company Inchcape to give us some amazing gifts - Zelly's the jewellers, Mark's & Spencer's for their kind donations. And of course my very understanding wife Myra, who without her support, this would have only have been a dream.
I'll be updating my blog regularly, so follow my progress and keep spreading the word!
Many thanks to Kooltrade!
Many thanks to Kooltrade for there kind donation of a 3 wheel Baby Jogger! This will be an invaluable means of transporting my kit for the 1600 miles of my journey. I'd like to Thank Lissa Finnis for all her help and support!