Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
As you many of you know, I'm not the world's greatest walker but in my 50th year, I wanted to set myself a challenge. I'm never going to run a marathon but this challenge certainly pushes a lot of buttons in combining a cultural, physical challenge in a city I LOVE, with a cancer charity, Maggie's, that really is doing great work in supporting those affected with cancer with practical and emotional advice in a beautiful and calm oasis.
I also wanted to do it in memory of a great friend, Di Anthony, who visited Edinburgh every year with the wonderful Zimbabwean sculptures.
Over the last decade Di and I became great friends sharing culture, coffee, gin, wine, long chats into the night and good company during the Fringe Festival, along with her daughter Lizzy and another good friend Angela.
It was so good to have Di back at last year's festival after a couple of years' absence battling breast cancer. Sadly though, the big 'C' got her again and she never made it home to her beloved Zimbabwe or her partner Robert after last year's festival. She fought a brave battle, passing away in February 2016 in St Columbas Hospice.
One of the last trips we took was a memorable day to sculpture park, Jupiter Artland, where a Charles Jencks sculpture is situated. Charles Jencks was married to Maggie Keswick Jencks, the inspiration behind Maggie's Centres.
So I hope you can support me in whatever way you can to help continue the great work that Maggie's Centres do, across the UK. They were also a great source of information when my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer 10 years ago.
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