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Sponsored Walk Picnic


It was a fine bright day in Hereford when the walkers met at the great West Door of Hereford Cathedral on Saturday 14 September. We were led by Dennis Downey from Walk Hereford, who organises and leads local walks for groups. Danny, our Youth Ambassador, was there in 'metal' boots that didn't really look like they were designed for muddy riverside paths, but did the job! Michelle from Sainsbury's Hereford had invited her sister Paula and little Ava, aged 8 to join her. We completed the 6.5 mile walk quickly, but not as quickly as Michelle could have done - usually she runs it!! We are not sure yet of the total amount raised, but will let you know as soon as we can. Thank you all for your support.

<img alt="\\&quot;Michelle" and="" paula="" enjoying="" a="" tea="" break="" half="" way="" round\\"="" data-cke-saved-src="\\" src="\\&quot;/images/michelle%20and%20paula.jpg\\&quot;">It was 10am and we'd all had to get up a bit early, I was yawning and a bit bleary eyed after a long week at work.  But everyone arrived on time and we were quickly ready to go. We were a small group, but it's the quality that counts! We set off from the west door of the cathedral, all with waterproofs at the ready, it had been a wet few days. We were really lucky though and the sun shone so bright that Danny even had to take his leather jacket off. Ava, who is just 8, led the way with Dennis, our leader. We walked down to the Old Bridge and turned along the riverbank opposite the rowing club. It's a nice clear path, a bit muddy, but there are no stiles. It even has really wide gates especially for disabled ramblers. On the way we saw plenty of ducks and swans, as well as a field full of cows - all lying down, which made me think it was going to rain, but no - Dennis had promised sunshine, and Dennis delivered. In fact by the time we started the uphill section towards Breinton church we were all pretty warm. We met a lot of dog walkers who wished us luck on our way. Two dogs decided they'd rather like to join us, but were persuaded to go home by the  thought of a bowl of biscuits. When we reached the church we realised it really was our lucky day - it was church open day, and inside villagers were selling cups of tea and slices of cake. What more could a tired and hungry walker want? After this it all felt like downhill, and we passed the water tower on our left and walked on through the water museum back towards the river. Finally we arrived at the cathedral and said our goodbyes, happy that we had really enjoyed our walk and managed to raise some much-needed cash for Phoenix at the same time. Thank you to everyone who donated, we very much appreciate your support.


Published on 15 September 2013


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