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HARDYWAY4HARRY/HOSPITAL 220 MILE CHALLENGE WALK

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Margaret Marande

MARGARET MARANDE, 81 FROM DORSET, TO WALK THE 220 MILE HARDY WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE WESTMINSTER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, SHAFTESBURY

Raising money for
League of Friends Westminster Memorial Hospital

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Total raised
£590.00

Target
£10000.00

5%

Donations accepted until 18-04-2019

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“Margaret spent a hideous and heartbreaking year watching her beloved partner finally succumb to the deadly advance of Pancreatic cancer. Now she is attempting this amazing challenge to raise funds for research crucially needed to combat this terrible disease. Every mile she walks will be hugely worthwhile if it can help achieve this objective.                            Best of luck, brave Margaret.”
Jilly Cooper CBE


Last year, when Harry died of pancreatic cancer, it was a very bad time and I decided to attempt this long distance walk to raise funds for pancreatic research and the Westminster Memorial Hospital in Shaftesbury who were  wonderfully supportive during Harry's illness. I am 81 years old with dodgy knees and feet susceptible to blisters but think I can do it if I don't go too mad! It's a long way down the line from when I created the Hardy Way but Dorset is just as beautiful and I'm really looking  forward to getting out there in the Spring.

Event details

220 MILE WALK ON CONSECUTIVE DAYS

I shall set out from the Thomas Hardy Birthplace Visitor Centre on April 18th on the 220 mile Hardy Way which encircles Dorset. The route visits many of the places that Hardy gave fictitious names in his novels and poems. One stretch follows the magnificent Jurassic Coast before it weaves inland to timeless Cranborne Chase on the Wiltshire border then on to Shaftesbury and the Blackmore Vale, rich farming landscape, often very muddy after rain! After the sleepy Brit Valley in West Dorset the path once again joins the Coast path from Bridport along pebbly Chesil beach to the rugged Isle of Portland. The last part of the route bears inland after Weymouth to eventually return to the tiny churchyard at Stinsford where Hardy's heart is buried within a mile or so of his cottage birthplace.
Along the way I hope to enjoy the company of family and friends and anyone who would like to join me. My itinerary will be available to view on The Hardy Way Facebook page and will be updated if necessary depending on my progress!

Event date

18-April-2018 10:30

Event type

Running / Walking

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Donations

I had to donate to this page too, in memory of H and all the times we went to this hospital, where he was so well cared for X
Donation by Liz Ampairee
on 19-04-2018
£50.00
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck
Donation by Toni Britt
on 19-04-2018
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
We are confident you will jump and stay in loving memory of Harry. Good luck and well done!
Donation by Margaret and Alan
on 17-04-2018
£40.00
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Margaret
Donation by Julie Dixon (Corfe Castle)
on 16-04-2018
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck mum - we are all so proud of you!
Donation by Alfred Pyrke
on 15-04-2018
We enjoy our walks and thanks to people like you it is made easy for us.Enjoy your walk.
Donation by John Ball
on 15-04-2018
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Full of admiration for you Margaret,hope the weather is kind and that you enjoy it !
Donation by Sara Milton
on 14-04-2018
£100.00
£0.00 gift aid
Shaftesbury Memorial Hospital is so important to patients and family at difficult times. The staff do a great job. Long may they continue to do so for our local community.
Donation by Rose
on 11-04-2018
Margaret, I had the pleasure of being part of the team who looked after Harry at WMH, what you are doing in his memory is fantastic. Well done x
Donation by Gail Morris
on 05-04-2018
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Shall be thinking of you at the start and hope to join you later.
Donation by Christine P.
on 03-04-2018
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £550.00
Offline Donations: £40.00
Total Raised: £590.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £590.00

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