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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
£3,002.00

Target
£10000.00

30%

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 is completed

Donations

Well done Margaret on completing your Hardy Way. You are a remarkable lady and an inspiration to us all. Keep walking.....
Donation by Linda Barron
on 13-06-2018
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 29-05-2018
£10.00
£0.00 gift aid
Well done, Margaret
Donation by Anonymous
on 28-05-2018
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
Harry fought his illness with great fortitude. We will always remember his kindness and friendship. We miss you.
Donation by Michael Hobbs
on 15-05-2018
A massive well done, Margaret! Richard Olivia Milly and Gillian
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-05-2018
Well done on your achievement Margaret, and for such a worthy cause. The same nasty disease claimed the life of my mum in just one month. I can only hope that in the future they can improve the survival rate of PanCan.
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-05-2018
£5.00
£1.25 gift aid
What a wonderful challenge to have undertaken and achieved Margaret . Very well done .
Donation by Lisa
on 09-05-2018
£30.00
£7.50 gift aid
Very well done Margaret! You’ll have to write another book now.... 😊
Donation by Ches
on 09-05-2018
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Margaret. I am in awe of your achievement, good luck with your mission!
Donation by Chris Swanson
on 08-05-2018
£10.00
£2.50 gift aid
You are an amazing lady Margaret! We are all so proud of you, well done x
Donation by Becky
on 08-05-2018
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,082.00
Offline Donations: £920.00
Total Raised: £3,002.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,425.00

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