Since my last Forever Friends of Uganda appeal, things have become much more difficult for the children we exist to help. Fundraising has dried up during the crisis. Hence my attempt to do something about it. Please help if you can. It will be greatly appreciated.
At the same time the County link with the charity has strengthened. Eva and Sandra are known as the Stockport County Girls. Their education is sponsored by 2 fans. And now they are cared for in the Little Angels Children's Home, financed through my own prize in the 50/50 Draw in December. We need to keep that support going.
Can I just say to everybody. I have been absolutely bowled over by the support we've received so far. It is very humbling. But ..... I have to push on to get as much as we can. The more we raise, the more we can do to help these children in need. The crisis over the last few months has been a real setback which is why this project is so important to me.
The first morning of my 78th Birthday Marathon Walk will be on Thursday when we shall leave home to walk down the A6 as far as Stockport Central Library. Then it will be along Petersgate, around the Market Hall, back up Hillgate and on to Great Moor. If you see us, please give a big shout.
The idea is to leave home each day and head for a different Stockport destination.
Many thanks to those who have contributed. If you still want to do so, there is still plenty of time.
Thank you TRE. It really is. Understandably in difficult times, people think of problems close to home. And when money is short, small charities like ours find it hard going. But as I said before, the support we are getting has really reaised my spirits.
Thank you so much to everybody who supported my Marathon Walk. Our Girls First programme will benefit enormously. I have been overwhelmed by your generosity and promise that the money will be well and properly used. The total donated came to an amazing £1,700.
That is well beyond anything that I had hoped for.