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    Weʼve raised £618 to help fund the Derbyshire County Council foster children's Christmas party

    South Normanton, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 13th November 2017

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    Hi, my name is Paul Blackburn and along with my wife Lesley we've been foster carers for Derbyshire County Council since 2009.

    One of the highlights of the year is the Christmas party which is always enjoyed by the children and their carers, with a buffet, children's entertainer, disco, party games, and of course a visit from Santa, with a gift for every child.

    This event has always been funded by Derbyshire County Council, with social workers and support staff volunteering their time. In recent years with ongoing budget cuts this event has suffered to the point that at last year's party the buffet ran out, so the social workers put their hands in their own pockets to buy more provisions from a local supermarket.

    I wanted to try and help out this year by raising some extra cash for the party. So I have decided to walk the West Highland Way.

    The West Highland Way is a 96 mile route from just outside Glasgow to Fort William at the base of Ben Nevis. I'm looking to complete the walk in 8 days from the 4th-11th October 2017. All personal expenses will be met by myself.

    All donations will help fund the children's Christmas party which is on 13th December 2017.

    Thank you in advance for any donation you are able to make.

    Paul

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      1 year ago

      The final day of my adventure from Kinlochleven to Fort William a mere 24kms. It started well at 09.15 in bright sunshine. About 5km into the valley I was passed by a land rover, which stopped about 200 meters in front of me, I had a chat with the driver, we got on to the weather and he told me the latest forecast had a huge storm arriving around 15.00 and it was now13.15. So long story short the last 8km were horrendous and arrived at the finish in drowned rat mode. But as us rally boy's say (ex in my case) a finish, is a finish.

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    30

    • a elliott

      a elliott

      Nov 8, 2017

      £20.00

    • Alexis

      Alexis

      Oct 24, 2017

      So pleased you completed the walk. A great achievement.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 17, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 14, 2017

      Nice to see you on Mull Paul, here's 20 quid for the cause. Brian MacPhail.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 14, 2017

      Well done Foggy, great effort. Ian Clak.

      £10.00

    • Nicola Finch

      Nicola Finch

      Oct 9, 2017

      Good luck and great work x

      £5.00

    • Linda Spooner

      Linda Spooner

      Oct 9, 2017

      Keep going Paul, I envy you all the scenery, not so the walking though!!!

      £10.00

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    Paul Blackburn

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    South Normanton, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

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