On Friday 7th September DBD arranged a Charity Walk of 20 miles in Hertfordshire with more of the team joining at the 15 mile point for the last 5 miles. This was all in aid of the fantastic charity EHAAT- Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust, a cause close to our hearts.
32 were eager to start bright and early meeting in the Marchmont Car park. It was a perfect morning with a crisp bright start followed by a cool breeze and sunshine all day, perfect walking conditions! This well suited the beautiful route through some of Hertfordshire’s prettiest areas, including the Grand Union Canal, Boxmoor and Ashridge Park.
We were met at the 5/10/15 mile markers by Mike Taylor and his lovely assistant Jean with drinks and goodies to see us through. What a welcomed site it was to all when we reached the gruelling 15 mile mark to be welcomed by the rest of our team also. 16 very enthusiastic colleagues cheered us on as we regrouped and topped up on fuel, ready to face the final 5 miles.
Despite back pain, leg pains and some nasty blisters the morale of the team was incredible from start to finish, we were so impressed with their pure determination and constant smiles!
Thank you to all who took part, we honestly are so proud of you all, it was a great day and one we hope to repeat in the future!
Please see the gallery below for some pictures from the day:
We are also delighted to be able to update you on what we have raised so far….
-£170 Afternoon Tea Event
-£180 for Extra Bake Sales, Collections and Donations
-Great Shout out to Adam Wong who managed to raise over £370 from his friends and Family.
-Also a big thanks to Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire for their cheque of £200!
-Donation as a result of Best Companies approx £170
-DBD also donated a £1 for every mile walked, totalling £720 to be added to the final amount.
-Plus as of today, Friday 21st September, we have raised a whopping £2000 on our Just Giving page! That’s 200% of our initial target!
Giving us the current Grand total of just over £3800!!!!!!
Our page will be opened till the end of the month so its not too late to donate if you haven’t had a chance to already.
Thank you so much for all of your kind donations and support on the day, we are all still buzzing!
Hayley & Sam