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£264raised of £500 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £264 to support healthy walking in Herstmonceux, by building accessible ladder stiles and publishing local route pamphlets.

    Funded on Tuesday, 11th June 2019

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    Making Our Local Footpaths More Accessible

    It is well recognised by the medical profession that walking activities, particularly in the countryside, has both physical and mental benefits. Vitality Villages in Herstmonceux is doing something to help.

    The traditional stiles that are to be found along our footpaths often prove an insurmountable barrier for the very people who would benefit most from a country walk. Vitality Villages has started a project to replace broken stiles with ones of a ladder design that has easy steps and firm handholds, built to a tried and trusted design developed by the Monday Group in Mid-Sussex. They cost between £150 and £200 each. The stiles will be built by the local Men's Shed and installed by volunteers. We need money for the purchase of the raw materials.

    To further encourage the community of Herstmonceux, Vitality Villages has published eight walk pamphlets for the local area that are available free of charge in a number of outlets. These have proved to be very popular and we need funding to continue publishing them.

    Steve is asking for sponsorship as he walks the parish boundary of Herstmonceux. It is approximately 19 miles and will be undertaken over two legs on the 11th and 18th May. Money raised will be split between the two projects.

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    • Steve Burke3 months ago
      Steve Burke

      Steve Burke

      3 months ago

      Hi Everyone, Just about to close the Just Giving page. So far you have helped raise in excess of £620 towards the two Vitality Villages projects. Well done and thank you very much. Steve

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    • Steve Burke4 months ago
      Steve Burke

      Steve Burke

      4 months ago

      Hi Everyone, Well I finished the second leg of the walk on Saturday. Altogether seventeen people accompanied me on all or part of the walks and so far we have raised a total in excess of £500, with most of the money coming in as cash. We have enough for a reprint of the walk pamphlets and a ladder stile. Thank you again for your support. Steve

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    • Steve Burke5 months ago
      Steve Burke

      Steve Burke

      5 months ago

      Hi Everyone, Thank you all so much for your support. So far you have raised £145 on JustGiving and £35 in cash donations making a total of £180 so far. With just under 4 weeks before the first walk there is still plenty of time. So, please please spread the word. Steve

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    Page last updated on: 6/10/2019 11.45

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    10

    • Alan Booth

      Alan Booth

      Jun 9, 2019

      Great work Steve. I like your style!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 6, 2019

      £50.00

    • Larry and Barbara

      Larry and Barbara

      May 23, 2019

      As fellow walker it is a pleasure to help such a worthwhile cause.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 22, 2019

      Hopefully I will be able to enjoy these walks one day!Good luck Steve and enjoy the walking.Rita x

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 7, 2019

      What a great idea!

      £20.00

    • Kay

      Kay

      Apr 4, 2019

      This is a really good idea and a great local cause. Good luck Steve.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 4, 2019

    Great people make things happen

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