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Alice Basey

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£751
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Weʼre raising £300 to Support St John the Baptist Church, The Lea

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, UK
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Lea Church, like many, is struggling financially this year with limited income and most fundraising events cancelled. For my daughter Jessica (aged 4) and I the church provides us with support and a strong sense of community. It feels only right that if possible I/we should do anything we can to help at this time.

I had booked to participate in the Vierdaagse or Four Days March in Nijmegen, The Netherlands later in July and wasn't surprised when it was cancelled a few months ago. It is a 4x25mile road walking challenge that I have completed 5 times. In 2015 I completed it whilst 30 weeks pregnant and then in 2016 I carried Jessica on my back for over half of the distance. This is the first year since that I have felt that I have the time to attempt it again.

I was sad when the event was cancelled. In the wake of the cancelled London Marathon there were numerous 2.6/26 private challenges undertaken, using this as inspiration I decided that I could change Nijmegen into 'Wyemegen' and challenge myself here in the UK. It is my plan (despite limited training) to road walk 25 miles on 4 consecutive days sometime in early August (precise dates to fit around work).

In Nijmegen I walk with 45,000 other participants and there is a joyous euphoria that surrounds the event. It is difficult to replicate this in rural Herefordshire and 'Wyemegen' will be tougher without it. However, I won't be walking alone, Jessica has agreed to challenge herself to walk 5 miles each day with me. She is a good walker and when old enough I hope we will walk in Nijmegen together.

This is our challenge. If you feel able to support us and make a donation to the upkeep of Lea Church I/we and the PCC would be most grateful.

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  • Alice Basey1 month ago
    Alice Basey

    Alice Basey

    1 month ago

    Challenge complete!! Jessica and I completed our respective challenges yesterday. We are both quite tired and I'm nursing a crop of blisters! Jessica did amazingly well, I'm very proud of her. The flower of the Vierdaagse in Nijmegen is the Gladiola and every participant receives at least one. Richard, my husband, made sure that we were both carrying Gladioli for the last half mile of our walk and had more ready for us at the finish. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and contributed to Lea PCC.

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  • Alice Basey2 months ago
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    Alice Basey

    2 months ago

    Good morning, Thank you for your support. I’m just starting day three of our challenge. I’m writing this as I walk and hoping that I don’t fall over! So 50 miles done, 50 miles to go. Considering my lack of training I’m pleased with how it’s going. The blister count is surprising low but my little toes are quite sore. Jessica has completed her first two days of five miles each with good nature. Both levels of challenge are tiring us out. Thank you again for supporting Jessica, myself and Lea PCC, we all appreciate it. Alice x

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Page last updated on: 9/8/2020 16.26

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16

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 8, 2020

    Well done Alice and Jessica love Sue

    £20.00

  • Fenny

    Fenny

    Aug 25, 2020

    Well done both of you! xxx

    £25.00

  • Richard Jones

    Richard Jones

    Aug 25, 2020

    Well done Alice and Jessica! Great work for a great little church!

    £20.00

  • Marion

    Marion

    Aug 20, 2020

    Well done Alice and Jessica !

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 19, 2020

    You can do it :)

    £111.00

  • Annette

    Annette

    Aug 19, 2020

    Congratulations Alice and Jessica!

    £55.00

  • Fritha & David

    Fritha & David

    Aug 19, 2020

    Well done Alice and Jessica!! A fantastic effort!

    £25.00

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Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, UK

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