Category Archives: Support

Just reached half-way to the sponsorship target

Right now the total for the sponsored walk has just topped the £1k mark, £1003 to be precise. So we’re half-way to the target of £2,000.  Thank-you to the many people who have given already.

As I’m preparing for the walk, I’ve just read of a friend who did an onerous 60-mile trek in the Lakes in just 3 days.  The hardest day of walking I ever did was the 15 peaks in Snowdonia with my friend John Vinson. I think that was 27 miles but a huge amount of ups and downs.  Plus, we had done a lot of training!  Then there was Kilimanjaro but the issue there was the altitude and the need to walk ‘pole pole’ ‘slowly slowly’ for hour after hour.

Surely, 60 miles on the Anglesey Coast path can’t be anywhere near as difficult as the 15 peaks!  And yet, now I’m middle-aged, my gut feel is that the walk will still feel quite tough.

Solar lights, WAPIs, photos and letters begin their journey!

Today I’m taking the following to London to pass on to Ryan O’Byrne who is travelling out to Uganda in a few days time:
* 2 Solar lights
* 10 WAPIs (Water Pasteurisation Indicators)
* 2 Handbags
* 1 Hand-crafted toy
* Several hand-written letters
* Lots of photographs of Forms at Great Sankey High School and other supporters.
In our increasingly virtual world there is something very special about the physical and material.

Items en route from St Helens to Uganda via London

Items en route from St Helens to Uganda via London

Update: It was wonderful to meet Ryan and hand over the letters, photos and other items.

Update on 31st July 2013: Okenggo John sent a message to say that Ryan and Marie made it to Kampala and the items were handed over safely.

60-mile walk for AREP: Holyhead to Puffin Island

Decided to walk the 60 miles from Holyhead to Puffin island this summer.
Raising money for school fees for Term 3.

It’s a big term for the project since Lovemore and Scovia are about to sit their Primary Leaving Exams.  Also, Sonia, Esther and Richard will be taking their S4 (GCSE-equivalent) exams.

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Anonymous gifts can be made, and donations can be gift-aided.
Thanks everyone for your support this year!

The pictures were below were taken last year on part of the route I’ll be walking.  It is a wild (in parts) and very beautiful coastline.

Wylfa Power Station, Anglesey, April 2012

Wylfa Power Station, Anglesey, April 2012

Meg on the beach by Wylfa Power Station, April 2012

Meg on the beach by Wylfa Power Station, April 2012