Our walking routes offer a brilliant challenge, proving the opportunity to venture on a sponsored walk, raising money for a charity close to your heart. This month we have two wonderful sponsored walks taking place along the glorious West Highland Way. The terrain of this walk is rough and varied, so we are delighted to see two groups undertaking the challenge for charity.
The first of September’s sponsored walks is being tackled by a group of six brilliant people from the Channel Island of Guernsey. Raising money for a charity close to their heart, The Guernsey Society For Cancer Relief, the group is venturing out along the West Highland Way.
Ann has stage four metastatic breast cancer as well as numerous tumours along the length of her spine, in her ribs, both femurs and knee.
The Guernsey based charity they are walking for have been a real source of support to Ann and her family, helping both financially and mentally. Their help has been truly immeasurable and Ann wants to do something to give something back to this wonderful charity. Her love of walking and Scotland is the driving force pushing Ann on throughout her journey. Additionally, by doing this walk, Ann hopes to raise awareness of the charity and it’s work. In doing so, she hopes to inspire other people diagnosed with cancer.
Almost two years ago Ann was diagnosed and the prognosis shattered their lives. “Three to six months” she was told. Ann’s immediate reaction was “I accept your diagnosis but I will not accept your prognosis”.
She has the heart and courage of a lion and the stubbornness of a donkey. (Guernsey folks are actually known as donkeys for this very reason!).
Joining Ann on her journey along the West Highland Way will be her husband George, her mum Sally (who is seventy years young), stepdaughter Lizzie and friends Alexandra and Katie. Friends and family in Scotland will be giving their support along the way by joining them on various stretches of the route.
If you would like to make a donation, Ann would be incredibly grateful, and details of how you can donate can be found on our Facebook page.
Walk for Jock
Raising money for a number of charities, Walk for Jock was set up in 2008, the walk now takes place in memory of Jock Patterson who died of cancer age 47 in 2011. As the walk celebrates its 11th year, we are excited to see this years team of 17 great souls embark on the West Highland Way. Raising money for some well deserving charities, we look forward to seeing how sponsorship from the walk makes a difference in people’s lives across the country.
Sponsored Walks with EasyWays
If you are inspired by these brilliant groups to arrange your very own sponsored walk, then get in touch with EasyWays, we would love to help!