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Ian’s Charity walk report

Hi All
For the past few weeks I have been pounding the footpaths of the South Downs in preparation for my hike.
Yesterday was the day and I walked 26.7 miles from Brighton racecourse to Eastbourne. The weather was very kind, much better than was forecast at the beginning of the week. It was so poor that I went out and bought a new set of waterproofs. Thankfully they were not needed and we were able to enjoy all the great views on offer.
The hike itself was one of the hardest things I have ever done and I do not intend to repeat it. Having done around 17 miles you are faced with walking the Seven Sisters then, having done that you arrive at Birling Gap. Only 5 miles to go and you are effectively walking up steep hills almost all the way to the finish.
That said it was all about raising money for the Charity. Before we started we were told that over £400k has been raised and they predict once the outstanding pledges have been collected it will be over £900k. I have raised £1,250 to date and expect this to be nearer £1,400 when everything is in. I have to admit I am quite proud of this and all of you who donated should be too. Your generosity really gave me encouragement.
Some of you have pledged to help but have yet to make a donation, could I ask that you do so in the near future? As I understand it the Just Giving facility will remain open for some time yet. Equally if there are any of you out there who would like to donate details of the just giving page follow or you can pledge cash and I will forward it on.
Best Regards

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