Eleven friends raise nearly £9,000 for The Christie

Nothing to do with politics, but since no mainstream media could find the space to point this out, I thought I write a short blog post about my Home Office colleague David Smith and 10 of his friends who walked 30 miles from Chester to Hale in aid of The Christie.

They started the walk at some ungodly hour of Saturday morning (10th April 2010) and most of them had made it to Hale by mid-afternoon.

Even more astounding was that Christian, who is a patient himself at The Christie, successfully completed the walk.

I know the team are still suffering with their various ‘foot-related’ injuries, but I’m sure these will heal quickly and it must feel great to have raised £7,775 online + another £1,000 or so via the Gift Aid scheme.

There’s still a pot of off-line donations in the office to add to the total, so I’m confident that the final figure will be well over the £9,000 mark.

The ‘walkees’ were: Andrew Valentine,Mark Valentine,Julian Valentine,Adam Valentine,Christian Valentine,Simon Mudd,Mark Peters,Matt Roberts,Paul Gozem, Gareth Shaw and David Smith.

It’s not too late to donate (even though the walk has already been completed), you can donate on-line here: http://www.justgiving.com/chester-hale-walk