Recently we had a very busy weekend but not an outdoors walking one, this time it was with a family wedding and then our fundraising fair for the Ectopic Pregnancy trust at a local community hall in Birkenshaw.
The family wedding was in Manchester and it was lovely to dress up for the day and swap the walking boots for some smarter shoes!
The next day was time for the fundraising fair. Friends and friends of friends were brilliant in collecting books for our book stall and there were many times I walked through the school playground to be handed another bag of books! Everyone was so helpful in finding me raffle prizes and I roped in some helpers who baked cakes or bought a stall space. Thanks to local businesses we had a great variety of wonderful raffle prizes for the raffle.
I was completely overwhelmed by the support from people and those that visited the fair, we raised a fantastic amount for the charity (over £316!) and hopefully more people are now aware of ectopic pregnancies. The good news didn’t end there as more donations poured in and the next day I was in my local paper detailing my China trek.
I can’t thank all those involved enough including local Bradford businesses who donated the raffle prizes Heathfield Farm Inns, Café Lulu, Jellybean Bakery, Ginger Whale, Keelham Farm Shop, Mandy Miller Broadcast Services ,Willow and Blossom Pamper Spa and Emma Driver Forever Living. Matilda Brooke – Felt and Fabricated donated proceeds from their sale of purple bows.
Now back to the walking boots and training as the China trek draws nearer!
With the children staying at their Grandparent’s this weekend we were able to do a much bigger walk up two of Yorkshire’s famous peaks, Whernside and Ingleborough. After our walk last week to Brimham Rocks my back felt sore and with my hip progress being checked by my physio I mentioned it whilst I was there. I’d lifted my Daughter from a gate which it seemed had been a very bad idea and earned me a week off the gym, but walking is still allowed!
I’ve mentioned before that I wanted to do a charity trek and the first part of making that a reality was registering my place on a trek on the Great Wall of China in May 2017. I’ll be raising money for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, a charity close to my heart because I suffered from one myself, and that’s what spurs me on to do this challenge. If I can raise awareness and vital funds for them I will be so pleased, so what’s a few blisters along the way?!
My fitness has really been improving over the year with our walks and a few gym sessions, but with my charity trek being booked I need to do a few bigger walks and it’s not fair to drag my little people along on these. Although I’m massively proud of how far they have been walking.
An early Sunday morning after a few days of rain we set off into the Yorkshire Dales for Ribblehead viaduct where our walk would start!
I'm a 'thirty something' Yorkshire Mum of two, recovering from two hip arthroscopies and hoping to get fit for a new challenge. My aim is to also get my kids out into the countryside and get fitter as a family. Follow my blog about hips, trips, training and getting my kids outside!
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