Sunday, 9 September 2012

Starlight Walk

Last night Gill and I completed our Starlight walk. At an hour that was way past my usual bedtime (even for a Saturday night) we ventured out onto the unlit streets of Letchworth Garden City along with about 400 other women.
 
 
Armed with water, bags of sweets and torches we chatted and laughed our way around the ten mile route. I managed to keep up with Gill all the way even though she has got much longer legs than me! We were guided on our way by a fabulous team of male volunteers who stood and marshalled all evening (including my lovely husband) - a huge thank you to all of them. There were the inevitable few Saturday night drunks but no one offensive... and we forgave the one chap who told us to hurry up because he did address us as girls. We weren't the oldest doing the walk but we were certainly in the older age range!

 
Despite that we were among the first group back to the leisure centre for a welcome cuppa and Danish pastry... at about 2.30 am. It never tasted so good!

 
A huge thank you to everyone who has sponsored us. I've managed to raise over £1100 for the Garden House Hospice which far exceded my target of £250. I really am grateful for every single penny. And my Just Giving page stays open until December should you still fancy making a donation.
 
Thank you too for all your kind messages. It has been quite a summer one way or another but I'm hoping normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

27 comments:

  1. well done Gina. I knew you'd mange it easily!

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  2. Well done Gina, next year the Moon Walk?

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  3. Well done team GG, whooooo , knew you would both do it , no probs.
    x

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  4. Thanks for your company Gina, made the walk so much nicer. Next year?

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  5. Well done Gina and congratulations on exceeding your fundraising target by such a wide margin. Hope you aren't too tired today and are enjoying relaxing in the sunshine.

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  6. Well done Gina - and glad it was dry for you too!

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  7. Brilliant!! Thanks for posting so soon, had been thinking of you. Hope you're resting your legs!
    Thelma

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  8. Congratulations to you and Gill. Seeing it is has been so warm during the day I expect the evening coolness was appreciated - I did notice how bright the stars were last night when I went to bed - and you must have been walking at that time - they were certainly shining for you and your Dad.

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  9. Very well done. I expect to see you both in the London Marathon next year. Annya

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  10. Very well done. I expect to see you both in the London Marathon next year. Annya

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  11. Many congratulations - both on the walk and the amount you raised :)

    xxx

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  12. Congratulations Gina - what a great achievement for such a good cause.

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  13. That is marvellous Gina and Gill, congratulations to the pair of you.

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  14. Well done Gina and Gill, the marathon next year :)

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  15. Well done to you and Gill - a great achievement both physically and financially.

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  16. Wow Gina! Congratulations on a great fund raiser. Looks like you two had a fun time too boot!

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  17. Well done, Gina and for raising so much money for a good cause. xxx

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  18. Well done! Both on the walk and on how much you raised, looks like a good time was had too :-)

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  20. Trying again (the deleted post was mine - deleted because I can't spell!)

    Brilliant. Well Done Gina! xxx

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  21. Congratulations, what a wonderful effort to complete the walk and raise such a large amount of money. I hope you had a good sleepin afterwards. Cheers

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  22. Over £1100 is a great amount to raise Gina. What an achievement and recent days probably made it even more worthwhile for you. Good on you girl. What a star!

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  23. Excellent - fabulous stuff!

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