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Butterly Booters

Jenny Hemming, Karl Hemming, Taru Sinclair, Mark Kelly

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Hi, thanks for visiting our page.

We are a small group of walkers who like to combine trying to fit in a walk around our local hills with sometimes doing something a bit more challenging and raising a bit of cash for good causes at the same time.

This year, we picked the Red Cross.  It was months ago, so we didn't know that when we did the walk Europe would be struggling to support thousands of people fleeing their homes and needing our help.  The Red Cross is one of many organisations that are helping and we are proud to be supporting them and grateful and humbled by your support.

Now we've done the event, here's Taru's update:

We did it!!

I'm sitting in an armchair writing this, and I'm not sure how easily I'll get out of it; my hips are disowning me today! We completed the Red Cross Challenge Walk yesterday in around 11 hours. That was 11 hours of up-one-side-and down-the-next. And finishing with two hours of not-another-bloody-'steep-incline'!!

But we did it!!

As some of you will know, I'm a pretty avid walker and consider myself to be reasonable fit and used to walking long distances, but this really was a challenge walk. I walk with three friends and a few weeks ago we'd done the Yorkshire Three Peaks in preparation for yesterday. We thought we'd overdone the preparation, but, I have to say, I found yesterday even more challenging than the Y3P.

But we did it!!

We left our campsite at 5.30am; it was dark and cold and raining. We had to be in Prestatyn by 6.30 to register and get on a coach to be taken to the start of the walk. As we got off the coach we were the last of the walkers to set off - delaying to feed Scout, the dog, and sort out water etc. By the time we finished we were about 20th from the front! (but we're not competitive!) There were a number of people 'rescued' off the walk, or ones who got to a checkpoint and just couldn't go any further (it was tough going - did I mention that?). The weather was pretty dreadful for the first half of the day, which was a shame as we missed out on some spectacular views, I've been told - but it brightened up in the afternoon and we reached Prestatyn with a glorious sunset which we viewed from the tops of the cliff at about 7.30pm. A long day!

But we did it!!

We set ourselves the challenge of raising £600 as a team, then in recent weeks with the knowledge of the great work that the Red Cross are doing to help the refugee crisis we upped our goal to £1,000. It seemed like a big ask...

But, with your help, we did it!!

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Recent donors

07.10.15 From John and Liz

23.09.15 From Paula Gent

23.09.15 From Daz and Christoph (Taru's Mum and stepdad)

18.09.15 Well done missus though I reckon you tied a harness to scout and had her do most of the work!!

16.09.15 Well done you lot. I thought I'd wait to make sure you finished it before parting with my unearned cash.

16.09.15 Well done folks! x

15.09.15 Good effort all, and glad the weather was kind

13.09.15 Huge achievement - well done all!

13.09.15 To Scout, I'm so impressed, I think you're totally pawsome xxx

13.09.15 Well done Taru and team!


11.09.15 Hope the sun shines & u have a lovely day xxx

11.09.15 Have a great time x

10.09.15 Good luck, you guys! Xx

10.09.15 Happy walking!

10.09.15 Good luck all

10.09.15 Go well booters, go well.


09.09.15 Walk well, Taru! From all of us at Juice! xx.

09.09.15 happy trekking

06.09.15 Good luck Jenny and the team!


03.09.15 Keep on walking Jenny!! Will be thinking of you as we gear up for the Great North Run the day after :)

30.08.15 Go Jenny and team - you will hate Wales by the end of it! Only kidding!

28.08.15 Good cause and hope you enjoy it ! Sean.


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