Refuge Woman's Aid Fundraising
Walking 62 Miles In August For Refuge
When I seen the fundraising idea from refuge on Facebook it was something that I thought I could be part of. Years ago I had received help from Women's and children's aid and having friends whom had been helped by refuge I knew that it was a good and genuine charity that I wanted to help raise money for because you can see where the money goes. When I first started teaching belly dance I offered my services for free at a refuge and I was eventually paid for my service teaching, not only was it good experience teaching but teaching Women at the refuge meant something to me and it was a joy to bring a little light into the eyes of Women who where in sad situations.
I love walking wether with my two children and the pram along the prom or with my dogs on the beach. Although I love walking and I know it's good for me my children and the dogs sometimes I am busy and tired and I put it off so this is also a good way to become disciplined.
I hope to raise £150 by the end of the month and have already collected around £50 in person from friends and family along with people who have been kind enough to donate at my belly dance classes. Here is a link to my donation page if you would like to donate to this charity and to sponsor my daily walking. I have also accepted cash donations that will be donated at the end of August. Good luck to my fellow walkers and wish me good luck ☺️
Fresh air , exercise and raising money for a good cause is a win win situation. So over the next month I will update this page with my daily walking journeys with information about the places I walk, so check back daily if this post is if interest to you.
I am trying to get out and walk two miles everyday however I work and am on a yoga teacher training course so I have to fit some of my walking around my other responsibilities. I have dedicated myself to making sure that I walk 62 miles in August and use map my walk app by under armour to track and record my walking progress.
Day One - Walking in Dibbinsdale
Nature Reserve & Brotherton Park Wirral
I love this place it is so peaceful natural and interesting with its historical links to Vikings Anglo Saxon Mercia and St Patrick. At different times of the year there is evidence of pagan worship at this nature reserve with offerings that are left at certain parts of the reserve. One part of the reserve has a natural water spring that has a sign post with information on it being St Patricks well. St Patrick was said to have visited Wirral before embarking on the journey to Ireland to rid it if snakes. Interesting. Unfortunately when I went today the well is completely covered by falling trees so I was unable to record footage of it however I have found old footage of the well that I have uploaded.
Day 2 - Walking locally
So today I just just popped the kids in their pram and walk around the area where I live. I live close to the beach sea so it's nice fresh air and nice scenery however I just stuck to the local streets today.
Day 3 - Walking around the local park
So as I have came down with a virus I haven't been going to far away from home so today I just walked with the kids around the local park which is lovely and the weather was great.
Day 4 - A walk around Oxton Village and Birkenhead Town
Just a nice walk around Oxton Village and Birkenhead Town.
Day 5 - Walking locally again
I take my babies around the block to get them to sleep or just for fresh air so this is what sleep have been doing on our walks mainly. We add a few blocks on to try and make it up to two miles. This time however the charge on my phone battery went half way through the wall so map my walk app didn't quite record the second half of our walk. Never mind I will make this up sometime throughout August.
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