Walking for Parkinson's UK
Linda Foulger had organised an inaugural village walk today to celebrate the start of a new year and to fund-raise for Parkinson's UK in a practical and enjoyable way.The weather dawned bright and cold with a good crowd gathering outside the Church Rooms at 10.30am.
There were over forty grown-ups, many children and plenty of dogs. Led by Sheila Freake, the group went past the windmill, along Sandy Lane, across the fields into Stacksford and then back via the Green to the starting place by All Saints Church (about four and a half miles in all). It was rather muddy underfoot in places but no one seemed to mind. It was great that many of the participants soon found themselves in conversation with other villagers that they had never met before and were introduced to footpaths that they didn't know existed.
Back at the Church Rooms there was hot soup and rolls available for all so the chatting continued for even longer. Donations were collected for Parkinson's UK and there is always a chance that a New Year's Day walk could be repeated to start off 2017.
The donations have now been added up and Parkinson's UK will benefit to the sum of £511. Well done everyone.