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HARDYWAY4HARRY 22O MILE CHALLENGE WALK

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Margaret Marande

MARGARET MARANDE, 81, FROM DORSET TO WALK THE 220 MILE HARDY WAY – THE PATH SHE CREATED 25 YEARS AGO - TO RAISE FUNDS FOR PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH

Raising money for
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

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Total raised
£1,275.00

Target
£10000.00

12%

Donations accepted until 13-05-2019

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About

“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. 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 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  - 
13-May-2018 00:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event already started

Donations

Very best of luck Kate
Donation by Kate partridge
on 21-04-2018
Good luck Margaret, you are very inspiring x
Donation by Anonymous
on 19-04-2018
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
Go Mumma! H would be really proud of what you are doing, as are we all! X
Donation by Liz Ampairee
on 19-04-2018
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
good luck
Donation by Anna Butcher
on 19-04-2018
£5.00
£0.00 gift aid
Thank you so much, Margaret, for your amazing challenge. I lost my husband three years ago to this terrible desease and this charity deserves every penny raised. Good luck!
Donation by Anonymous
on 18-04-2018
Good luck, keep soldiering on!
Donation by John Nice
on 18-04-2018
£100.00
£25.00 gift aid
Well done, you are a star
Donation by Christopher Lee
on 18-04-2018
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Margaret - what an amazing thing to do!
Donation by Carrie Eames
on 18-04-2018
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
Good luck Margaret
Donation by Julie Dixon ( Corfe Castle)
on 16-04-2018
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
You are amazing, a wonderful challenge. Very best wishes, Mary x
Donation by Mary Bell
on 16-04-2018
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,085.00
Offline Donations: £190.00
Total Raised: £1,275.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,495.00

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