.Walk for A. Cure
As you may be aware, my wonderful husband lost his courageous battle with cancer on the 7th March 2011. He was first diagnosed with Kidney Cancer in March 2007, and without medication, he wasn’t expected to live longer than 12 months. There followed fights with PCT’s for drugs that could pro-long his life & participating in clinical drugs trials and thankfully, we were blessed with another four years together.
During those 4 years, Ade was totally committed to raising as much money as we could for the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer, and as you will have seen from this website, we have raised lots of money and had loads of fun doing it! New Wellesbourne Blooms Trailer
Our big challenge for 2011 was the ‘Walk for A. Cure’. The idea was initiated by my brother, Andy, and wholeheartedly supported by Ade, who was planning to join Andy & I on as much of the walk as his health would permit him. Unfortunately, this was not to be.
Ade was a proud, strong, determined man with such a positive attitude to life and who was a major inspiration to everyone he met, including myself. This is why Andy & I still plan to take on this challenge in Ade’s memory, and are determined to smash the £10,000 target set for fund raising.
The walk will commence on Saturday the 27th August, from Gas Street Basin in Birmingham, and will involve walking 144.5 miles along the Grand Union Canal to finish on Saturday 3rd September in Little Venice, London. The route is as follows:
27th August Gas Street Basin to Rowington (19 miles)
28th August Rowington to Napton (20 miles)
29th August Napton to Weedon (18 miles)
30th August Weedon to Stoke Bruene (18.5 miles)
31st August Stoke Bruene to Fenny Stratford (15 miles)
1st Sept Fenny Stratford to Rickmansworth (18 miles)
2nd Sept Rickmansworth to Hayes (19 miles)
3rd Sept Hayes to Little Venice (17 miles)
You can help us to achieve our target in two different ways:
◦Ask friends and family to sponsor you and walk some or all of the route with us Walk for A. Cure Sponsor Form
◦Make your donation on our JustGiving page
Please let us know if you are intending to take part, and which part of the route you will be walking.
We would love as many of you to join us as possible to walk in Ade’s memory. Lets make him proud of us, and keep his legacy going by not only achieving but exceeding this target. He was such a big part of so many people’s lives, so with all your help, this can, and will be done!
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This post was written by thefund on July 25, 2011