I’m so grateful to all of you who sponsored me and donated to the British Heart Foundation’s Mending Broken Hearts campaign. You’ve helped to raise an amazing £4,065 (including Gift Aid). THANK YOU!
I’ve had several phone calls and emails from British Heart Foundation people over the last couple of weeks, and they have said a big thank you as well. Which is very nice.
Every time someone sponsored me on my walk or after it, it gave me a little boost. Not that my morale generally needed that much boosting, but it was a good feeling to know that I was helping to raise funds for a charity that’s doing important research to improve people’s quality of life post heart attack.
I can remember every single time someone donated. Whether it be the lovely friend who so generously sponsored me twice – encouragingly before I set out and then triumphantly once I finished. Or the B&B owner from Cornwall who I phoned as promised when I reached John O’Groats, and who then posted me a cheque. Or the lady who took my photo in the street in Tain, who fished £10 out of her purse and apologised it wasn’t more. Or the student I taught 6 years ago at Bath Spa University, who got back in touch out of the blue and sponsored me. Or the wonderful people at my last workplace, who did loads of fundraising including holding a cake sale, and donating tuck shop profits, as well as making many individual donations. Or my close family, who were super generous. Or the retired couple I chatted to in a pub in Abbots Bromley who gave me £5. Or the thoughtful friend who waited until I’d finished to sponsor me, so that I didn’t feel under pressure during the walk. There’s not enough room to mention everyone, but I do remember each person’s contribution and I am ever so grateful. Thanks again.
PS Little Flora says ‘thank you’ as well. She has adopted some extremely slothful habits since finishing the walk. Most concerning.
PPS A couple of people have just asked if it’s too late to sponsor me. So I’ve reopened my Virgin Giving page. You can either sponsor me that way or post me a cheque that’s made out to the BHF.