Charity, Charity, Charity, Charity, Charity

Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. I trust today finds you snug and warm in thick socks and a warm coat. If not, then I hope  it finds you on the other side of the world, warming your bones 🙂

Charity.

Yes, that word is back and will continue to feature until I get the message out to you ALL that I will be asking you ALL to donate to the HENRY Charity and support me in my HENRY walk along the Ridgeway and Hadrian’s Wall.

I will, as many of you know, be walking The Ridgeway between Friday June 10th and Tuesday the 14th, resting on the 15th, travelling north on the 16th and commencing the Hadrian’s Wall leg of the walk on Friday the 17th, again completing it by the following Tuesday (the 21st). This will see me cover a total of 170 miles.

Now I am sure you will agree that this is a massive undertaking and one which I will most definitely need the support of all of my friends, relatives and blog followers to turn the walk into the massive success that it needs to become in order to raise the grand total of £10,000 for the charity.

For myself, I shall be training for the next five months by building up my walking stamina and working on my core strength so that I have plenty of stability to take me where I need to go as I travel o’er hill and vale, because you see we have those things in this neck of the woods…. 😉

So what do I need from everyone else? Well, I would obviously LOVE it if people chose to walk with me; and I would LOVE it if people could help out with the logistics of camping, food prep, waste removal, water provision, Archie sitting…. the list goes on and on. There is so much to work out for this walk because it is simply getting bigger and bigger.
Those of us already involved are getting excited so heaven knows what things will be like closer to the time. Hopefully there will be Television crews, there will be Local and National Journalism, there will be Local and National Radio and this will be on both walks, so that is down here and up there so imagine the logistics of getting it all sorted! Quite a headache for sure.
But it won’t be a headache if we can all pull together and I can start getting names on lists of those who are willing to help. I know there will be many of you who will want to join in the walking at the local part so that is a given, but it is going to be the start at Ivinghoe Beacon and the finish at Avebury where I shall also need you all. I will need the smiles and welcoming arms of friends to see me home at the end of the first leg. I shall also be needing help with the northern walk, again with logistics, again with company and again with the seeing me off at Bowness and welcoming me home at Wallsend. I would love for as many people to join me as we can possibly muster, because let’s face it, an opportunity to walk Hadrian’s Wall doesn’t come along too often so I figure this could be a chance of a lifetime, a chance to be involved in something great and something that could one day be looked upon as historic.

So yes, I am sure everyone is sick to death of Charity. Charity this, sponsor me that, aren’t I wonderful etc etc. Yes I also know that everyone is probably sick to death of Just Giving but really and truly (and this is the good but bad bit) everyone is sick to death of unhealthy children who no longer play in the streets, climb trees on the greens or run freely in the parks. Everyone of our generation dislikes the fact that these children are growing up obese because activity is restricted to Playstation and X Box whereas in our day it was Cocky-Alley-In and Football, Rounders, Athletics and IMAGINATION that kept us all fit, active and healthy.
So lets not be sick of the fact I am asking you for a little of your time, be grateful that you are able to offer it and help out safe in the knowledge that what you do WILL make a difference to a child’s life and WILL mean that they grow up healthy strong and fit.

Come on everyone, lets do something great, let’s walk for HENRY so that the next generation might simply be able to walk.

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

15 thoughts on “Charity, Charity, Charity, Charity, Charity

  1. Fiona says:

    Hi Cameron, I’ve requested time off work for the Hadrian’s Wall Section. Will send you a private msg as if you can get certain information direct from the Charity, I may be able to get a small donation from my comapny if I do it with you. X

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  2. Deb Brown says:

    Hi Cameron,

    I have 3 days a year which I can take as special leave for, to undertake voluntary charity work. – so count me in to help out with the local event. Also happy to help you plan the logistics if it helps .. Let me know

    Debs X

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  3. jncthedc says:

    A little to far to physically participate, but as you know, I gladly contributed to the fund raising campaign. It’s a big undertaking, but I am confident you are the right man for the job. One of the most important things to realize is the day you committed to this undertaking was the day you already succeeded. When a person volunteers themself for any undertaking it shows the character and integrity of that individual. Everything that follows is simply the fruits of the labor. Make certain you are confident in the network of supporters you have assisting you with this project. Stay in frequent communication to make certain “things” don’t slip through the cracks. The better the communication, the smoother the outcome. Enjoy the process.

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    • Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

      Thank you Jonathan, I shall indeed enjoy the event more than consider it a labour and I shall most definitely keep in contact with all of the logistics folks. In fact I have just found myself another helper to the cause so she will be getting brought on board this weekend…..! I love the fact that you are so positive and always telling me that I CAN do this thing, yours and everyone else’s support mean so much, you really would not believe it, so Thank You!!

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