"22:00 and all 3 of us are in bed Fish n chip supper with a couple of drinks
As the founder of 'walking the beat ' along with Steve and Stuart we are totally humbled with the response to our 2nd years walk, yesterday around 1400 I gained mobile reception and lost it an hour later ....I was very pleased to see we had £2000 and with gift aid taking it close to £2500
Imagine the surprise when with a
couple of hours remaining before finishing the walk my phone beeped with signal and we had not only reached our target but superseded it !!!
As I said last year " it's not about us, it's about raising the profile of this brilliant charity
Using both media & social media to spread the word. I heard during the week that a parent from my little ones school had read the letter we sent out after our assembly to the children has decided to rescue a greyhound...this is exactly what the walk is about....it maybe only be one hound but it's a hound that will be safe and secure.
All of you guys out there that have donated your hard earned money to this cause deserve a thank you from the 3 of us.
We will have a few weeks off before we get together to plan & devise a route from south - North Wales sometime late May / early June
I know there is £70 to be added tomorrow from my wives collection which will take the amount raise to over £3500 (including gift aid)"
To that I would like to add my thanks to everyone who followed and supported the walk and for the generous donations" another small step closer to Greyhound Gap reaching £100,000, which is the deposit they require to buy their own kennels!
It's been a long and at times worrying 11 days, I am mighty relieved that apart from blisters and a few sore bits all 3 have survived, they'll probably need a few days for the feet to recover LOL. Today they catch a train to Edinburgh and then from Edinburgh down to London, take a tube across London then a friend will meet them and drive them the 70 miles home. They should reach Ipswich about 9.30pm!
We had friends arrive last night who are staying until Friday so I shall take a few days break then come back with all the other news re hounds etc.
Many thanks to you all Sue xx