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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

85%

£1,275 of £1,500 target by 39 supporters

+£281.25 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 week 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

2 weeks 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 weeks 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

1 hour ago

Claire Brinkley

Well done x

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

3 days ago

Marie Ashford

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Mark & Jo Mitchell

Good luck and hope you have some amazing adventures along the way. Margaret would be thrilled and so proud of you both! X

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Ian Shaw

Great causes. Well done and happy walking!

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Roz and Stuart Wyles

Good luck girls

£50.00

1 week ago

Cathy Wood and family

Hope you are enjoying the challenge and the weather is kind to you !

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Nick & Tina

Such a worthy cause and we wish you the very best, take care and keep safe

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Kreena

Good luck girls! Xx

£20.00

1 week ago

Liz Henderson

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Robert Laws

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

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