Clive Strong

Clive Strong

Fiona Strong Memorial Thames Walk

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Fiona was the life and soul of our family, and our thoughts are with her on a daily basis. Taken from us at such a tender age, it has been difficult to come to terms with our loss.[/p][p]The Fiona Strong memorial fund was set up to distribute the money collected on her behalf for treatment which she never had the time to receive and to collect further donations to support charities in Surrey and the wider South east. Fiona spent much of her childhood in Ashtead and was schooled in Sutton. [/p][p]Very much part of Fiona’s wishes was to help and assist families who are going through the agonising pain of living with a young child with a terminal illness and to make their lives a little happier at such a devasting time. Fiona was also keen on helping persons who were less privileged than her and to those ends the FSMF also supports the homeless communities and vulnerable adults.[/p][p]Since the commencement of the memorial fund, through the structured committee process (made up of family and friends) we decide to whom donations should be distributed. To date funds have been distributed to the following charities:[/p][p]Topic of Cancer[/p][p]React[/p][p]Look good feel better[/p][p]Epsom RDA[/p][p]Thrive fit[/p][p]WYT -Woking youth theatre[/p][p]Transform Housing and support[/p][p]Change of scene[/p][p]The hope hub[/p][p]Momenteum [/p][p]The FSMF also supported the Surrey Community Foundation over the last year supporting charities in urgent need of funding during the covid pandemic.[/p][p]Now finding freedom once again, it allows us the opportunity to come together in the memory of Fiona. It is with this I have decided to walk the great River Thames from its source near to Kemble to the Woolwich Barrier. This is a 184 mile trip which will be undertaken between the 26th of September 2021 through to the 7th of October 2021. I have never undertaken such a demanding challenge before so do so with some trepidation. The primary reason for the walk is to remember Fiona’s memory and if so doing people wish to donate I look at this as bonus in being able to support persons who are in dire need of respite, help and assistance or who are severely disabled or under privileged. Should anybody wish to walk a leg or two with me, I will send to you the itinerary. The shortest day is 11 miles and the longest is 23 miles on a number of occasions. The walk embraces some of the most beautiful countryside in England through to the the most powerful city in Europe. I can t wait to begin.[/p][p][b]Update – [/b]On the 7th October 2021 at 15:41 my journey was completed at the Thames Barrier. The walk had been far more demanding than I imaged but the satisfaction of achieving for the Fiona Strong Memorial Fund was extremely rewarding. [/p][p]I walk like to thank everybody who donated you are great people who made the walk such a success. I applaud you all.[/p][p]I would like to make a special mention to the following persons who without their dedication, friendship and true support would not have made the challenge the success it was.[/p][p]To Jane for all the money, which was raised through her wonderful painting and ceramics, to her husband Andy for his two days of pretty tough walking and also walking the South Downs Way with me during training, To Mark for walking the final day and also doing a number of lengthy training walks across the Bridges of the Thames. To Keith for his wide circulation of the virgin giving page making a vast difference to the total raised to Jamie for supporting me throughout the walk and circulation of the link making a difference to the total raised. [/p][p]To the walkers, Goldie ( two long days including one in the dreadful rain) Chris who completed two days at the end when I was lagging and carried me through, to Trish who I truly appreciated doing the second to last day, the meeting of Fiona’s friend and fellow committee member Sally and having a photograph outside St Marys Church in Battersea where the annual Carol Memorial service is held (this year on the 9th of December and one not to be missed) To Iain my son and brother of Fiona for walking the final day, to Kieran my stepson who also walked from HMS Belfast, to Julie and Kevin for their constant support and inspirational phrases which were invaluable on some of the long days, likewise the dedicated support of my Mother and last but not least my wife Lisa who acted as support throughout the walk, undertook three days of walking and many lengthy training walks when I know she would rather be lying on a beach in the sun – a true star.[/p][p] [/p]
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Supporters


Oct 28, 2021

Anonymous

Well done Clive from Julie (friend of Trish & Tony)

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 19, 2021

Anonymous

Well done Clive!

£300.00

plus £75.00 Gift Aid


Oct 16, 2021

Jim

Great cause Clive .. good work!

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Oct 15, 2021

Ken

You survived. Well done

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 14, 2021

Jo

Well done!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 8, 2021

Dave Collinson

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 8, 2021

Wendy and Bill Britnell

Well Done Clive


Oct 7, 2021

Sally

Great to join you for some of the walk today Clive, much better weather than when you joined us for LEJOG! Lovely to take in the church and looking forward to the carols there in December, Sally (& Ted & Wilbur) xxx

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2021

Tom

An incredible achievement Clive! Fantastic effort mate. Looking forward to a beer at the finish!

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Kieran

See you on the last leg, keep it up!

£25.00

plus £6.25 Gift Aid

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