Saturday, 23 June 2012

Walking for thyroid patients - we did it!

setting off from Pierremont Hall for our epic walk to Ramsgate
L-R: Anna, Lorraine, Jamie and Karen

The walk was today! We had a great time, anyone who would still like to sponsor us can on:

Just Giving BTF London Team page

There are photos of the walk on that page too.  Don't we look delightful in our stunning BTF tee shirts!

I'm pooped now.

Would just like to say we will do this again next year, it was brilliant fun and such a great way to fundraise, get some exercise and enjoy good company. Let me know if you'd like to join us in June 2013.

We have raised over £600, I am completely overwhelmed by how supportive people have been. If you are one of the people who have donated, I know we've thanked you already, but thank you again. BTF is such a tiny little charity your support means the world. :)

I would encourage everyone to do a Big Summer Walk for British Thyroid Foundation if you want to do something positive to help thyroid patients in the UK. Details of how to organise your own walk can be found on the BTF site. 

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Walking for thyroid patients - background

Last year we promised ourselves we'd do a sponsored walk to raise money for the British Thyroid Foundation, to help them support more patients, work collaboratively with the medical profession, provide more good quality, reliable information and to fund research into thyroid disorders... but we didn't manage it. We were too ill, too tired, trying to do too many other things, etc. It was a shame.

But THIS YEAR we are doing it. Our walk is this coming Saturday, 23rd June, from Broadstairs to Ramsgate, along the beautiful coastline in Thanet, East Kent, South East England, approximately 8 miles round trip.

Thanks to my fellow volunteer, Karen George, we are registered with BTF and all set to go.

I have been overwhelmed with the wonderful support we have had from friends, family, colleagues, fellow patients, not just in London but worldwide, we've even had a donation from the wonderful Mark Vanderpump, leading endocrinlogist who spoke at our first ever meeting!

If you would like to support us, with cash or a message, the Just Giving page is here.

Any amount given will be put to very good use and we will be beyond grateful!

If you would like to do your own walk for BTF check out their website for their Big Summer Walk campaign. Lots of people are getting involved and it's a wonderful way to get some exercise and raise money for a much neglected and very important cause.

We are really looking forward to our stroll, hopefully the weather will hold! Afterwards our walk I will post some more pics. The one above shows the last stretch, coming into Ramsgate with the Royal Marina in the distance..... I think we'll be quite tired and thirsty by this bit! Wish us luck!

Sending love and light