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I am Mike Vogel, a 62-year-old teacher, retired in July 2009.   You can see what my major hobby is. 

I  planned to help raise funds for Wallace Cancer Care by doing a sponsored walk from Bedford Hospital to Red Cross Lane, Cambridge  Sunday, 6 September 2009.

Well, I did it!  Or rather, "WE did it", as my two 30-something children and son-out-law came too, plus my ex-pupil to celebrate his great A-levels.   None of us had ever walked 32 miles in a day before.

OK, so it took 11 hours instead of 10.   And OK, so the weather was almost ideal.   It was still a worthy challenge and the blisters and stiff muscles testify to that.   We were met 10 miles out and elsewhere along the way by enthusiastic staff from WCC, who had given up their Sunday afternoon not only to do this and to walk us in but to get us washed and fed afterwards.   Complimentary therapy indeed !!

Thank you one and all to those who have sponsored us.   Together you have raised over £2000 for this wonderful charity.   Please continue to plug it for us, as people will be able to continue sponsoring me on this site until next April.

You will see some of the pictures from the walk at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/41486084@N04/sets/72157621915995215/?photo_deleted=3821808888



Raising money for

Wallace Cancer Care

Wallace Cancer Care

Charity Registration No. 1099299

Wallace Cancer Care joined forces with Maggie's Centres under a shared philosophy of helping people with cancer, to become Maggie's Wallace. Located in the grounds of major NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie's Centres are places that can give the extra emotional, practical and social support that people with cancer need. Please visit www.maggiescentres.org for more information.

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Fantastic effort well done (even harder than making 7 nts i bet

Donation by colin jackson on 08/09/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Many thanks for the Tomato plants!

Donation by Anthony Bannard-Smith on 10/05/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Mike, Congratulations! Well done.

Donation by John Messer on 26/03/10

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Congratulations, Mike, and best of luck. Mark

Donation by Mark Lloyd-Williams on 19/01/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Many congratulations on exceeding your target. Wishing you all the very best.

Donation by Andrew O'Shaughnessy on 28/12/09

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Well Done Mr Vogel, sadly lapsed Latin scholar and bridge player.

Donation by James Barker on 14/10/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Well done from the amateur bridge players of Hastingsbury.

Donation by sian on 30/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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This is a donation that Patrick insists that we make. He also sends his best wishes

Donation by H D T Moss on 27/09/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Saw the photo on the Corpus website. See you at the bump supper this evening? lorne

Donation by lorne williamson on 25/09/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Good luck with your retirement!!

Donation by Point Tiraganant on 20/09/09

£13.72

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Very well done to all of you, best wishes and love

Donation by Neil and Sue H on 12/09/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Well done!

Donation by Martin Harradine on 09/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Well done Mike (and Chris!)

Donation by Martin Hughes on 09/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Robert Fine on 07/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Donation by Mary Makin on 06/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Thank God for people like you. We just think you are wonderful!

Donation by Bill and Mary Makin on 06/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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SUCCESS!!!

Donation by Richard @ Ridingabike on 06/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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A great cause - hope feet hold out.

Donation by Tony Williams on 04/09/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Good luck!!!

Donation by julie flemons on 02/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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best of luck for Sunday!

Donation by emma (retropants) on 02/09/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Good luck Mike, you seem to be very close to your target now. All the best from the rest of us on KG Forums

Donation by Colin_M on 02/09/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

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Good luck Mike, Mira and Matt. With love from POSH x

Donation by Paul Newcombe on 01/09/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

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Good luck Mike.

Donation by A F on 01/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Good luck Ben and Mike! It's for a great cause.

Donation by Yvonne Rigby on 01/09/09

£20.00

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Best of luck Mike, don't let Ben slow you down!

Donation by Kylie Bull on 31/08/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,588.72
  • Offline donations£711.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,299.72
  • Gift Aid£387.82

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