Hello to all Blog readers!
First off, I hope that you had a happy and peaceful Christmas with those that you love. I would like to say thank you to so many of you for sponsoring me in the past as I have walked across southern England raising money for charity, raising over £7,000 in what has become an annual event. This year, despite promising myself that I would retire from international competitive charity fundraising, I have completed another walk.
Between 17-20 December, I walked 70 miles along the South Downs Way with my son Patrick and his friend Teddy Chabo. We walked as before, as tramps, sleeping rough and seeking charity and shelter along the way to continue our fund raising for Combat Stress and Shelter. We slept in churches and were very lucky to find friendly vicars who supported us.
Our goal is to continue to raise awareness of the need for support to veterans with mental health and PTSD issues, and the homelessness that can often come with it. These are two very worthy charities, and at this Christmas-tide, I am asking you once more to make a small donation to help these causes. So far this year we have raised over £1,800, and we are hoping to exceed £2,000 by the time we close the fundraising page after New Year.
Please visit our fundraising page linked below, and perhaps split any donation that you may make between the two charities, or give as you please.
Thank you from the three of us, and for all those who will be helped by your generosity and kindness.
A merry Christmas and a happy 2017 to you all.
With warm regards.