Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Our walk, in pictures, with a folkie flavour...

This year's BTF London Group Big Summer Walk for British Thyroid Foundation coincided with Broadstairs Folk Week.... 

The hooden horse, emblem of Broadstairs Folk Week 

Since I moved to Broadstairs in 2011 the group have initiated a tradition that each summer a few members come to see me and we do a walk to raise money for the charity, from Broadstairs to Ramsgate and back, along with anyone else who wants to join us. Let me know if you'd like to take part next year.

It's a beautiful stroll. Not too taxing and mostly flat, we feel it's  important to have an event that people who may not be feeling very well can still take part in. In total the distance is about 8km and the route allows for a pleasant break in Ramsgate Royal Marina, where we treated ourselves to fish and chips, coffee and ice cream, to fuel our walk back!

With huge thanks to Anna, Linda and Giovanni who took part with me. Here is our story in pictures:

setting of from Pierremont Park, l-r: Anna, Giovanni, Linda, Lorraine

on the promenade in Broadstairs 

Broadstairs folk week performers

above Viking Bay, the main beach in Broadstairs

Linda and Giovanni with Viking Bay in the background

arriving at Ramsgate Royal Marina

Linda and Anna with Ramsgate Royal Marina in the background

Linda with Ramsgate main beach in the background

Anna enjoying a coffee on the Royal Harbour Brasserie Terrace

Linda and Anna on the clifftops

posing with the friendly  Invicta Morris Dancers,
with many thanks to them for this picture!
Finally - here is a fun video of the start of the Broadstairs Folk Week parade, which began shortly after we arrived back in the town. A wonderful finale to our day! 

We had a wonderful day, made all the more special by the celebratory atmosphere in the town for the Folk Week Festival.

Our aim was to raise £300 for British Thyroid Foundation and we have almost achieved that already. It's not too late to sponsor us if you'd like to. Our Just Giving fundraising page is here.

Or you can click the "sponsor me" button at the top of this page.

We are very grateful for all donations and all  money goes straight to the British Thyroid Foundation to enable them to do more to help people with thyroid disorders.

Thanks for sharing our walk by reading this post. Maybe next year you'd like to join us.

Waving and smiling to you. :)

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