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Raising money for charities

Raising money for charities

Fri 20th May 2016

Many of our participants on Shepherds Walks Challenge Walks are raising money for charities close to their hearts.

One of our recent participants on the Coastal Challenge Walk, Sir Thomas, wrote the following -

We are so privileged to be fit and able to walk such a beautiful stretch of coastline and we all love walking.

Raising money for a good cause gives you that much more incentive to finish.

You have the satisfaction, when you cross the line, of knowing that your effort has achieved something really important for a worthy charity. Colin Scarr, who took the lovely photo of Craster on your FB site, works in a care home in Whitley Bay. He was raising money to fund more activities for the elderly residents that he looks after – he raised a fantastic  £525.

You donít have to raise thousands to make a difference: most local organisations really struggle for funding and every pound raised is valuable. I encourage everyone to raise money for the recommended charity or the cause dearest to their heart next year.

They need to be ambitious when setting their target, and they must not be reticent to ask friends, colleagues and family for sponsorship: most people are amazingly generous in these situations and will support anyone foolish enough to walk 26.2 miles for a good cause. 

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