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Eloise Appleby

Eloise Appleby

Walking The West Highland Way


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]12 April 2021[/p][p]An extremely 'big up' to Paul for a whacking great contribution today, which has now put a round £10k in my sights. Anyone else going to throw their cheque book into the ring?[/p][p]I am even now abandoning a delicious slice of Grange-made lemon drizzle cake to go on a practice walk. And now the shops are open I can buy new walking boots with my birthday money. June is sneaking up fast, all of a sudden.[/p][p][br][/p][p]09 April 2021 Update[/p][p]Wow, folks - you've taken me over the £4,000 mark already. How kind you all are! (I'm pretending not to see the Gift Aid total at the moment in case I get too excited for words.) There's still loads of time to pester your friends and workmates to help a worthy cause. You could have a socially distanced cake sale; a clear out of things to sell on Ebay or send some old CDs off to Music Magpie and then donate the proceeds to this sponsorship account. Send me some photos to upload while you're doing it. The Grange is so appreciative of all the good will and support it receives: we support have more opportunities to live full and meaningful lives as a result. Thank you again.[/p][p][br][/p][p]24 February 2021 Update[/p][p]Hi again - [/p][p]A huge thank you to everyone who has sponsored me so far. What a brilliant start to the campaign. Do keep reminding your friends and relatives that there's no better place to invest their lockdown savings than The Grange at Bookham.[/p][p]I've just updated my walk dates to the end of June, following the latest announcements about coming out of lockdown. I am hoping the midges won't be out in full force by then. And I'm looking forward to having warmer weather to walk in, as well as more daylight to complete my daily hikes.[/p][p]It's so good to see flowers emerging, as the season thinks about changing. The mud is gradually drying up too, which makes life a lot less slithery.[/p][p]Looking forward to some training walks with some of the people we support at The Grange. Feel free to join me on a practice walk if you feel like burning off some Covid Year Calories.[/p][p]BW[/p][p]Eloise[/p][p][br][/p][p]January 2021 - Introduction:[/p][p]I work for an inspiring charity called The Grange Centre. We provide homes, skills, social opportunities and care for adults with learning disabilities from our beautiful base in the Surrey countryside. Around 130 adults look to us to give them the encouragement and support they need to live more independent and fulfilling lives. We learn as much from them as they do from us, and every day at work is a day well spent - full of fun, friendship and memories.[/p][p]2020 wasn't great for anyone. But one thing we learned is that outdoors is the safe place to be. We've all walked, run and cycled more during the pandemic. So now I'm going to walk a bit further - 95 miles in 5 days, to be precise. Accompanied by my ridiculously active friend Tom, I am walking The West Highland Way from 23rd to 27th June 2021. [/p][p]I am raising money for my charity to make up for the many fundraising events that couldn't go ahead in 2020, and the resulting loss of income. I don't want the people we support at The Grange to lose out to Covid19 any more than they already have. So please help me to help The Grange in making amazing things happen for them by sponsoring my walk. Or at least be ready at the finish line with a steaming bowl of porridge for me![/p]
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Apr 12, 2021

Paul Cullen

Enjoy your stroll Eloise ! ha ha ha


plus £750.00 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2021


You are going to rock this walk! Good luck Eloise :)

Apr 10, 2021

Netcom Solutions

Well done! All the best from the team at Netcom Solutions


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 9, 2021

Phil Ware

Good Luck Eloise!


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 8, 2021

Nicola Horsey

What a challenge - though it would be much easier to cycle!!

Apr 8, 2021

Sir Richard Thompson KCVO


Apr 7, 2021

Carol Pelling

Mar 30, 2021

Redsquid Communications

Good Luck Eloise, from all at Redsquid


Mar 21, 2021

Tom Christopherson


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Mar 19, 2021

Joy Taylor

A thank you for Vivien's talk on The Grange this evening - good luck with the walk!


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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