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Pippa and Jane are raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Association and Where Next Association

Walking in the footsteps of a King


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Total raised so far

86%

£2,145 of £2,500 target by 56 supporters

+£468.75 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

Our story

Jane, Pippa and friends will once again putting on their walking boots and taking to a long-distance trail! Previously walking The Shakespeare Way, The Cotswold Way, Pedder’s Way they will be attempting the longest one so far.

They will be following in the footsteps of royalty this time, treading the escape route of Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. This walk will take them from Worcester through the Cotswolds, the Mendips over the Downs, finally finishing in Brighton; the complete route is 615 miles! They are not intending to do it one go but will begin the Midlands section in July.

You can support this mammoth undertaking by sponsoring them, their walk will be for 2 charities close to their hearts. Previous walks have been accompanied by their dear friend Margaret who lost her battle to Motor Neurone Disease 2 years ago, 50% of the sponsorship will go to MNDA, they are beginning to make very small steps into creating medication to prolong the lives of those devastated by this disease, so money at the moment is particularly important.

Where Next, a charity based in Redditch provides vocational activities for people with a learning disability, Margaret was a very active Trustee of this charity. All charities have been devastated by the Covid 19 crisis and Where Next, a small but particularly important charity desperately need funds to allow them to continue during this challenging time.

Please look at their websites for further information about them.


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Our updates

1 month ago

This was never going to be a sprint, it's a marathon but we are making progress! We have walked weekly from the 9th July, once or twice a week and have now covered 130 miles! We have walked in temperatures of 35 degrees and have been so wet that it was really unpleasant but it has been fun. We have discovered villages we never knew existed and walked through the most beautiful countryside.

Covid will not put a stop to this thankfully, we hope to have covered half of the 300 miles by Christmas.

Do keep sharing our story in the memory of Margaret who we miss every step of the way.

2 months ago

We were so relieved last week when the temperature dropped, but of course that signalled the rain!

Have loved having visitors join us along the way, thank you to Ann, Carole, Scott, Julie and Lorraine for keeping us company and giving us a boost. If anyone else would like a days walk let us know.

We are also boosted by your generous donations, thank you so much. We are covering more miles by day which is heartening!

We are now in the depth of the Cotswolds and heading for the Mendips.

3 months ago

We are now heading south into more familiar territory, last week we walked through Cutlers Farm, Pippa’s family home. She remembers being told that Charles II rested beneath the hollow oak tree that she used to hide in herself! This week we come to the end of the first section in Stratford and then head into the Cotswolds.

Thank you for all of your wonderful donations, this is a long walk which will take us into some hopefully better times of 2021

3 months ago

A beautiful day that could be defined as beautiful Worcestershire villages and churches with churchyards that had stories to tell. One notable church was Hampton Lovett where we had our lunch, it was reported that Cromwell rested his horses here at the time of the Battle of Worcester. Today the sun shone and we clocked 13.8 miles!

3 months ago

We are on our way!

The day started off well, finding the battlefield and the bridge where the Battle of Worcester was fought and lost by Charles II, but it quickly deteriorated when Freddie, the dog, rolled spectacularly in a cow pat making social distancing no problem for the rest of the day and then within an hour the rain started……. We made a small indent on the 615 miles but are looking forward to our next day’s walk. Thank you for sponsoring us, please share this, these charities need our support.

Pippa and Jane are fundraising for 2 charities

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Charity number: 294354

Where Next Association

Charity number: 517248

Recent donations

5 days ago

Carol and Ian Gold

Brilliant effort! Well done.

£20.00

2 weeks ago

Judith Gilmore

Great stuff. Keep going!

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago

Jan and Trevor Bonner

Fantastic project Jane and Pippa!Lots o love, Jan and Trevor

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

1 month ago

Rebecca Mawle

Good luck and Keep on Walking! An excellent cause...well done to you both X

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

2 months ago

Ben, Hannah, Theodora & Edmund

Well done Mum & Pippa! A great effort (especially given the weather at the moment) and a wonderful thing to do in memory of Margaret.

£250.00 + £62.50 Gift Aid

2 months ago

David W

Well done, a great challenge for a very worthwhile cause

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

2 months ago

Chris Hazell

Good luck, a very impressive effort as always!

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

2 months ago

Paul Lugg

I wish you both the best of luck, it's a wonderful cause. Paul

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

2 months ago

Krish & Kavish Sharma

A big well done to you all for your efforts in pursuing this challenge :)

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

2 months ago

Debbie & Dave Field

Good Luck to you both, we hope the weather is good to you. xx

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

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